‘Fracknation,’ a well-disguised film on fracking, is a mining biz infomercial

The film “Fracknation,” by Phelim McAleer, has actually every one of the usual decorations of a legitimate documentary on hydraulic fracking, however for me, it was the background music, which sounded enjoy those bells-in-pipeline tracks for BP commercials, that gave it away.

The film is zero however a shill for the oil and gas industry. It relies on sources that farmers and land owners that have actually agreed to lease their lands: Yes, the “it smells enjoy money” set. Hardly the group of individuals you can easily matter on to protect your water supply for decades to come.

In addition, it subverts the counter-cultural elements of Kickstarter.com by existing as yet another method for Koch brothers design funds to be laundered, thus giving an impression that there’s some sort of call of the individuals at job here.

In fact, the filmmaker is funded by right-wing dark money, and somehow he’s managed to position with each other a string of climate denying and anti-environmentalist films casting doubts on all of kinds of settled scientific observations and studies.

And if you wish to catch him or her as a speaker, you’ll have actually pay a fairly hefty per-platter rate on the conservative circuit, or at oil and gas conferences.

According to a web site debunking the climate adjustment debunkers, “McAleer and (Ann McElhinney) additionally say they are independent journalists functioning independently of corporate funding. McAleer was referred to by the San Francisco Chronicle as ‘climate denial’s Michael Moore’ and the 2 McAleer and McElhinney are listed as ‘experts’ by the climate change-denying Heartland Institute.”

A brand-new study by that group recommends dissolving the Environmental Protection Agency.

The journalist likes to usage deceptive, wolf-in-sheep’s dressing appeals to his audience. For example, there’s the title, “Fracknation,” drawn from “Fast Meals Nation,” which was hardly a promoter of the over culture. however the graphics are slick sufficient to be used for an oil industry commercial, along with cool-tech sounds burbling in the background. The Kickstarter.com page and the film itself states it raised $212,265 from “ordinary people” in 2012. however that’s Difficult to believe. The filmmaker has actually created a pro-mining documentary called “Mine Your very own Business” and “Not Evil. Merely Wrong,” a climate denier’s film indicating if there’s checking out be one conclusion from anything it attempts to document, it’s this: It’s fodder for the right-wing capitalize every little thing set.

It’s why the Salt Lake Tribune described “Fracknation” as an oil and gas “infomercial.”

8th Annual Taste of Biltmore Set for October 2, Benefits Act One

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) is excited to announce its eighth annual Taste of the Biltmore event, which is scheduled for October 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NB|AZ Biltmore Corporate Center. This highly anticipated kick-off to the fall social season will certainly delivering the most effective of the Biltmore community with each other to delight in unlimited meals and wine tasting from a lot more compared to twenty regional restaurants.

As press time, participating dining establishments include:
• Zinburger
• The Capital Grille
• Seasons 52
• The Adobe
• Blanco Tacos
• Cookies From Home
• Real Food
• Benedict’s Catering
• Zero Bundt Cakes
• Donovan’s Steak & Chop
• Bruce Brown Catering
• Creations in Cuisine
• Del Frisco’s
• CIBO E Vino
• California Pizza Kitchen
• Kelly’s at SouthBridge
• Barrio Queen
• Bluewater Grill
• The Gladly
• Coup de Tartes

But, this is a wine column! So, the Scottsdale Wine Examiner proudly presents a sneak peek at what’s being poured at the special event:
• Elements Chardonnay
• Septima Chardonnay
• D’Aquino Rosso Toscano
• Orleans Hill Cote Zero

“NB|AZ Taste of the Biltmore is the excellent means to delivering the community with each other to delight in delicious cuisine, while giving spine to the community,” said Jathan Segur, executive vice president and director of wealth strategies for NB|AZ. “Each year the attendance grows, allowing us to provide tremendous support to our designated beneficiary. This year we are pleased to contribute to Act One for a second year in a row.”

All proceeds from the event will certainly reward Act One, an organization that opens the doors to Arizona’s doing arts and cultural destinations through two special programs, field trips and Culture Passes. Through its field quest program, Act One provides transportation and resources to underserved public school children, enabling them to experience art and culture within their communities. The Act One Culture Pass regimen offers library cardholders complimentary admission or tickets for two people to a participating arts and culture venues.

“We are thrilled National Bank of Arizona has actually when again chosen Act One as its beneficiary for Taste of the Biltmore,” said Megan Jefferies, executive director of Act One. “Thanks to NB|AZ, Act One will certainly have the ability to give arts education and experiences to students in the community that otherwise wouldn’t have actually access.”

Tickets are $45 per individual or $350 for a group of 10 as soon as purchased beforehand online. Tickets additionally will certainly be offered for buy for $60 each at the door. To buy tickets or to discover a lot more concerning the event, including a complete list of participating restaurants, please visit www.tasteofthebiltmore.com.

Blue Man Group and SuperShuttle International team up for joint marketing adventure

PHOENIX, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The iconic global entertainment business Blue Man Group and world-wide transportation business SuperShuttle Worldwide announced today a multi-faceted, multi-city marketing partnership. The joint venture will certainly run through summer 2015.

“Blue Man Group and SuperShuttle initial worked with each other for the opening of SuperShuttle’s service in Las Vegas. Along with the recent launch of SuperShuttle in Boston, one more residence to Blue Man, it appears enjoy a prime opportunity to not just co-promote our brands, however a lot more importantly, give a higher quality experience and service to our audience members,” said Pam Harris, Chief Marketing Officer at Blue Man Productions.

As section of the program, SuperShuttle will certainly communicate Blue Man entertainment offers for Boston, Las Vegas, and New York City throughout the customer’s travel experience, including website, online booking system, email, and advertising on the blue vans. In tandem, Blue Man will certainly feature a SuperShuttle discount provide for airport transportation through its website, email, ticketing channel, and in-venue placements. In addition, the brands will certainly share in pick campaigns, such as in-flight magazine advertising, boarding pass advertising, and social media.

“We chance our customers will certainly have actually enjoyable Along with the co-branding of these two innovative brands,” said Ken Testani, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Partnerships at SuperShuttle. “We enjoy to have actually enjoyable and give a spectacular service, and so does Blue Man Group. We believe it will certainly be a win-gain for the two of us.”

For a lot more information, visit www.blueman.com and www.supershuttle.com.

SuperShuttle International, based in Phoenix, is a division of Transdev On Demand, Inc. SuperShuttle serves over 40 airports, carrying a lot more compared to eight million passengers a year. SuperShuttle likewise provides ExecuCar sedan service at every one of airports served by SuperShuttle, including a few of the largest in the country: Los Angeles, New York, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco.  SuperShuttle is likewise readily available in Paris, France and Cancun and Los Cabos, Mexico. ExecuCar is readily available in over 70 airports. 

Transdev is the leading provider of passenger ground transportation programs on the North American continent, operating bus, rail, taxi, shuttle and para-transit units in over 1twenty places in the US and Canada. Transdev entered the North American market in 2001 and has actually rapidly expanded to a national presence, Along with over 16,000 employees and annual revenues approaching $1 billion

Blue Man Group
Blue Man Group is a multinational media and entertainment business Along with theatrical and digital media operations across 3 continents, permanent live performance installations in 6 cities, an ongoing theatrical tour of the USA and Canada, too as a highly acclaimed reveal on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Epic.

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Amtech Receives Acceptance of PECVD Production Tools

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation Units and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced its solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, has actually received field acceptance of its PECVD production tools from a leading Asian solar cell and panel manufacturer. 

Mr. Fokko Pentinga, Chief Executive Officer of Amtech, commented, “We are rather pleased along with the improvement we have actually gained in creating and bringing to market a globe class PECVD system.  The acceptance we received demonstrates our capability and commitment to supply industry leaders along with higher value equipment and service.  We are pleased to give our advanced solar technology solutions to a leading solar cell and panel manufacturer respected for its global leadership and innovative products. We go on to concentrate on creating the technologies vital to fulfill the growing global necessity for higher efficiency solar electricity solutions.  Through such advanced technologies we are expanding our customer base and geographic presence.  We go on to see growing interest in the global marketplace for next generation solutions and a promising 2015 for Amtech.”

About Amtech Systems, Inc.

Amtech Systems, Inc. manufactures capital equipment, including silicon wafer handling automation, thermal processing and ion implant equipment and related consumables used in fabricating solar cells, LED and semiconductor devices. Semiconductors, or semiconductor chips, are fabricated on silicon wafer substrates, sliced from ingots, and are section of the circuitry, or electronic components, of numerous products including solar cells, computers, telecommunications devices, automotive products, consumer goods, and industrial automation and regulate systems. The Company’s wafer handling, thermal processing and consumable products currently handle the diffusion, oxidation, and deposition actions used in the fabrication of solar cells, LEDs, semiconductors, MEMS and the polishing of newly sliced silicon wafers.

Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements

Certain write-up contained in this press release is forward-looking in nature. All of statements in this press release, or gained by management of Amtech Systems, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“the Company” or “Amtech”), various other compared to statements of historical fact, are hereby identified as “forward-looking statements” (as such term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended). In some cases, forward-looking statements can easily be identified by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” “continue,” or the negative of these terms or various other comparable terminology.  Examples of forward-looking statements contain statements About Amtech’s future financial results, operating results, business strategies, projected costs, products under development, competitive placements and plans and goals of the Company and its management for future operations.

We cannot make sure that any kind of forward-looking statement will certainly be realized, even though we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable. Achievement of future outcomes is subject to risks, uncertainties and potentially inaccurate assumptions. The Form 10-K that we filed along with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the year-ended September 30, 2013 listed various essential factors that could affect Amtech’s future operating outcomes and financial condition and could induce actual outcomes to differ materially from historical outcomes and expectations based on forward-looking statements gained in this report or elsewhere by Amtech or on its behalf.  These factors can easily be found under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Form 10-K and investors must refer to them.  Since it is not feasible to predict or identify All of such factors, any kind of such list cannot be considered a finish set of All of potential risks or uncertainties.  Except as needed by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of Brand-new information, future events, or otherwise.

SOURCE Amtech Systems, Inc.