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Black Bay Energy Capital Announces Partnership with Total Operations and Production Services        

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MIDLAND, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Black Bay Energy Capital (“Black Bay”), a private equity firm focused on the oilfield service and equipment sector, is pleased to announce its partnership with and investment in Total Operations and Production Services (“TOPS” or the “Company”), a leading provider of compression products and services specializing in gas lift applications in the Permian Basin.

TOPS is headquartered in Midland, Texas and is led by L.D. Green, Founder and President of TOPS, and Brian Green, Vice President of TOPS. The Company has established itself as a leading innovator in electric compression and is experiencing rapid growth due to strong demand for its electric driven gas lift compression systems.

In the Permian Basin, gas lift systems continue to gain market share as the preferred form of artificial lift. In addition, with the continuing electrification of the oilfield, the use of electric compression is experiencing high growth due to improved reliability, functionality and environmental impact. TOPS’ electric compressor system design minimizes production downtime, lowers operating cost and reduces emissions for oil and gas operators through its proprietary configuration and real-time automation & controls.

“The TOPS team is excited to partner with the Black Bay team. As we continue to experience higher demand from customers, Black Bay’s oilfield experience, industry relationships and investment capital will allow us to execute our ambitious growth plans and satisfy the needs of our customers,” said L.D. Green, President of TOPS. “The rapid growth we are experiencing is due to fully embracing compression automation and specifically designing our compressors for the unique conditions found in the Permian Basin. Our customers continue to realize the many benefits our systems deliver compared to traditional compression packages,” added Brian Green, Vice President of TOPS.

“Black Bay is thrilled to partner with L.D., Brian and the rest of the TOPS team to capitalize on the market opportunity in gas lift compression and the broader electrification of the oilfield,” said Michael LeBourgeois, Managing Partner of Black Bay. “TOPS is managed by an impressive, proven team who are delivering superior solutions and equipment to the customers across the Permian Basin. The Company’s impressive growth, the increasing use of gas lift systems in the market and TOPS’ differentiated approach make this a very exciting investment for Black Bay.”

Fishman Haygood served as Black Bay’s counsel on the transaction. Cobalt Capital served as the financial advisor to TOPS and Atkins, Hollmann, Jones, Peacock, Lewis & Lyon served as TOPS legal counsel.

About Total Operations and Production Services :

Based in Midland, Texas, TOPS provides compression systems with a focus on gas lift applications for oil & gas production throughout the Permian Basin. The Company custom designs, installs and services advanced electric and gas driven compression systems and provides related services.

About Black Bay Energy Capital:

Black Bay Energy Capital is an energy private equity firm investing in the North American oilfield service and equipment sector. Leveraging more than 70 years of direct industry experience, Black Bay partners with high-growth companies and experienced management teams with differentiated, next-generation products, services and technology solutions that drive value and enhanced efficiency for customers in the oil & gas industry.

www.blackbayenergy.com

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Total Operations and Production Services

L.D. Green, (432) 332-9777

Black Bay Energy Capital

Michael LeBourgeois, (504) 586-3848

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ARUP Laboratories Deploys World’s First AI-Augmented Ova and Parasite Assay

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SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AI–ARUP Laboratories (ARUP), a national reference laboratory and worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development, and Techcyte, a leading developer of artificial intelligence (AI) based image analysis solutions for the diagnostics industry, have developed the world’s first AI-augmented ova and parasite detection tool.

“The collaboration with Techcyte has produced an AI-augmented detection tool that significantly advances our diagnostic capabilities in our parasitology lab,” said Adam Barker, PhD, director of Research and Development at ARUP. “This will allow for faster turnaround times, decreased costs, employee satisfaction and improved patient care.”

For laboratorians, digitally enabling the workflow will decrease the physical demands of looking through a microscope for extended periods of time, including eye fatigue and neuromuscular tension. The technology can quickly screen out negative results, allowing laboratorians to spend more time analyzing positive slides.

Techcyte’s digital diagnostics platform applies the latest in convolutional neural networks to pre-classify the fecal sample images captured by a 3DHISTECH Pannoramic 250-Flash III scanner. Pre-classifying the images using the Techcyte tool allows ARUP’s technologists to efficiently read stained glass slides manually and improves the accuracy of parasite detection.

“Microscopy-based diagnostic parasitology has remained woefully static for decades. We have successfully developed a pioneering breakthrough with this tool, the likes of which had previously been unimaginable by classically trained microbiologists,” said Dr. Marc Couturier, medical director of ARUP’s Parasitology labs.

The ova and parasite tool is the first of many projects that ARUP and Techcyte are co-developing. ARUP’s vast medical expertise and access to samples combined with Techcyte’s technical ability and digital evaluation platform will produce high quality algorithms that can be developed and applied to future unmet laboratory needs.

“This revolutionary partnership will combine ARUP’s vast expertise and reputation in the market with Techcyte’s AI-based image analysis capabilities to change the way lab diagnostics are performed,” said Ralph Yarro, CEO of Techcyte.

Medical labs, hardware manufacturers, hospitals, and clinics all benefit from Techcyte’s solutions. In 2019, Techcyte will deliver solutions for blood analysis, cervical cytology, and bacteriology.

About Techcyte

Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, Techcyte, Inc. was founded in 2013 as a technology transfer from the University of Utah with a mission to lower healthcare costs through artificial intelligence. Techcyte uses the power of deep machine learning to perform image analysis of whole slide images. Image analysis is required for widespread adoption of digital diagnostics in research, pharma, human, air quality, and veterinary diagnostic testing. Visit www.techcyte.com for more information.

About ARUP

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in innovative laboratory research and development. A nonprofit enterprise of the University of Utah, ARUP offers an extensive test menu of highly complex and unique medical tests. Rather than competing with its clients for physician office business, ARUP supports its clients’ existing test menus by offering highly complex and unique lab tests, with accompanying consultative support, to enhance their abilities to provide laboratory services. Visit www.aruplab.com for more information.

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Techcyte Media Contact:

Ben Cahoon, 801-980-0414

ben.cahoon@techcyte.com


ARUP Media Contacts:

Cyndee Holden, 801-583-2787, x- 3318

cynthia.holden@aruplab.com

Peta Owens-Liston, 801-583-2787, x- 3635

peta.liston@aruplab.com

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Empathy Japan: “ROMPERS BEAR” Originated in Japan Launches Overseas Service with English/Chinese Official Website

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ROMPERS BEAR is the only one handmade stuffed toy in the world made from baby clothes by experienced craft persons

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empathy Japan Co., Ltd. (Representative: Kayoko Watanabe, Office: Setagaya-ku Tokyo, Japan), sells “ROMPERS BEAR” (https://www.rompersbear.com/) is the only one stuffed bear in the world that is made from baby clothes contained kid’s memories, is announcing the launch of an official English and Chinese website from July 2019 to make it easier for overseas customers to order.

Empathy Japan Co., Ltd. is offering a ROMPERS BEAR service making a stuffed bear from baby clothes used to be worn by a baby. It has been selected by a lot of customers in Japan for various kinds of occasions: as birthday gift of first year, for remembrance sake of childcare, and to treat mothers by themselves. Experienced craft persons sew every single bear carefully. We carry out all the processes from sewing to inspection in Japan.

To see the ROMPERS BEAR, parents can remember the tender feeling from “parenting with care” sometime ago, at the same time, the kid can realize “his/her parents raised himself/herself in a loving way” with the ROMPERS BEAR.

Rompers are holding babyhood’s loving memories they were used to slipped on and off the baby and washed every day. We hope these rompers are in visible places to the family even after the babyhood is over, not being put inside the drawer of chest. As a child gets older, parents might face quarrel with the child or get tired of taking care of him/her. But then, by seeing the ROMPERS BEAR, it can let them remember the first laugh or squeeze back by tiny soft hand and get the feel of tender smell.

What is ROMPERS BEAR?

ROMPERS BEAR made from baby clothes is the only one stuffed toy in the world.

It makes parents to bring back memories of the kid’s babyhood or efforts related to childcare.

Every single ROMPERS BEAR is sewed with the warmest wishes. It is an excellent gift for any anniversary such as birthday of first year or any occasions as kids grow up. ROMPERS BEAR is made as handy size and good form to carry around by kids.

Ordering site: https://www.rompersbear.com/about

Price: JPY 15,984; Including Tax + JPY 2,500; Overseas Shipping

Size: Height: About 25cm / Weight: About 120g

Period of Delivery: After about three months from the date of purchase

Two rompers or baby clothes are required to make a ROMPERS BEAR.

On a sole of the ROMPERS BEAR, kid’s “name with alphabet (within 8 letters of alphabet)” and “date of birth (with the dominical year)” will be embroidered.

Made in Japan.

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Products Contact

ROMPERS BEAR Division, Empathy Japan Co., Ltd.

2-11-13 Seijo, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 157-0066

info@rompersbear.com

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ROMPERS BEAR Division, Empathy Japan Co., Ltd.

Mikito Ninchi

TEL.+81-3-6721-1588 FAX.+81-3-6721-1589 info@rompersbear.com

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Sense.Chat – A Secure Way To Chat & Earn

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Sense.Chat Launches A Secure Messenger & EOS Wallet Utilizing Blockchain Technology

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$SENSE #EOSAvailable now on Android and iOS, Sense.Chat allows you to securely chat and transact with your friends, family, and even strangers in the global messenger community. The Sense.Chat Encryption Protocol uses advanced cryptography combined with the EOS Blockchain to deliver messages so that users will be able to maintain their privacy in an unparalleled, highly secure application. Within seconds, users can create a private account with no phone number or email required, start chatting, and share cryptocurrencies with the built-in digital wallet.

“The world is becoming decentralized. I am excited to support this amazing application. Sense.Chat improves human connections by allowing private, seamless messaging and payments,” said Tim Draper, notable investor and Director of the Board of Sense Chat Labs.

Sense.Chat is a dApp (decentralized application) built on EOSIO software, initially created by Block.One, whose CTO Daniel Larimer is a known pioneer of scalable blockchain technology. His product developments are the most successful social blockchain solutions created to date and now he is continuing his work with Voice.

Features & Benefits of Sense.Chat

–Private Messaging: Video and text chat with your friends and family securely using our advanced encryption protocol. We never read or censor your messages, unlike WeChat.

–Crypto Wallet: Send, receive, and store cryptocurrencies while you chat.

–Super Secure: Each party can encrypt messages with public keys in a true peer-to-peer connection. Only you and your contact can decrypt messages.

-Public Channels: Discover exciting conversations, new friends and earn SENSE tokens by chatting in public channels.

-Secure Connection: Chat in real time video and audio calls, connected over data or wifi with no carrier fees.

“You shouldn’t have to compromise your digital self to have a conversation online,” said Sense.Chat CEO Crystal Rose. “With blockchain technology, the digital world can react in the same way as the physical world. Conversations on Sense.Chat are like having a conversation in real life. No middlemen spying on your messages or selling your data.”

Sense.Chat is available on iOS and Android.

Please visit www.sense.chat for more information on Sense.Chat, videos, screenshots, social media, press and more.

ABOUT SENSE

Sense Chat Labs, a venture-backed technology company with investors such as Draper Associates, builds tools for connecting humans worldwide and exchanging value in real time. Its main application, Sense.Chat, is the first of its kind: a truly private, crypto-enabled video messenger.

Contacts

Zac Harding

press@makesense.com

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