The Professional Development Consortium Awards Language Learning Leader Rosetta Stone with Provider of Training Excellence Accreditation

Arlington, VA, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Technology-based learning solutions provider, Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) today announced that it has been awarded full accreditation as a Provider of Training Excellence by the Professional Development Consortium (PDC). Based in London, this highly respected educational institution supports and recognizes all universities, professional bodies and organizations involved with continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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To achieve the accreditation, Rosetta Stone underwent a rigorous assessment process focusing on four key principles: organizational structure, the learning provision it offers, its methods for maintaining excellence, and its clients personal experience. This final principle involved a random selection from Rosetta Stone’s clients and a direct discussion with the PDC to gather a first-hand review of their experience working with the company.

“There is a growing demand from professionals in every industry for a high standard of training that has been verified by a third party,” said Amanda Rosewarne, Chief Executive, Professional Development Consortium. “Rosetta Stone is a great example of a company that possesses qualities we look for in a training provider – dedication, quality, trust, and most importantly, a learning solution that works. We also value their great commitment to their delegates’ learning experiences both whilst undertaking the training, and into the longer term.”

The Professional Development Consortium is home to the CPD Standards Office, the CPD Research Project, and the Provider of Training Excellence. Its wealth of knowledge and research within the Learning and Development Industry and its team of industry professionals on the Expert Advisory Board are a few of the things that contribute to detailed and rigorous assessment processes they have in place.

“We are incredibly proud to have achieved this accreditation with the Professional Development Consortium,” said Anthony Eyarhono, General Manager of UK sales at Rosetta Stone. “We pride ourselves on our commitment to maintaining a high standard of training and development activities, and fostering the highest possible competence and expertise. We love that this recognition was given not only because of the rigor and effectiveness of our language programs, but also as a result of our customer’s feedback.”

The Professional Development Consortium community includes over 800 accredited providers across 30 countries. Additional information can be found online at For more details on Rosetta Stone language programs, visit

About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.

Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone’s literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs.

For more information, visit  “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.

Michelle Alvarez

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Media Advisory – Government of Canada to make a firearms announcement

Media Advisory – Government of Canada to make a firearms announcement

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OTTAWA, March 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will make an announcement related to firearms.

Prior to the announcement, a media technical briefing will be provided by government officials for background information only.



Media Technical Briefing (no cameras and not for attribution) – Tuesday, March 20,


Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Location: National Press Theatre, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

*Media kits will be available at 10:30 a.m. EDT.


Media who wish to dial-in to the technical briefing can do so using the numbers below. Please note that priority for questions will be given to media present at the event.

Participant dial-in numbers: 613-954-9003/1-866-206-0153
Access Code: 4692807#
Media can dial-in as early as 10:45 a.m. EDT.



Minister Goodale to deliver in-person statement – Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 1:00 p.m. EDT

Location: House of Commons Foyer, Centre Block, 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario

The Ministerial statement will be available via Periscope.


Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the gallery in advance. For more information, contact Marc Fortier at


SOURCE Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada

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Shell Midstream Partners Successfully Completes Zydeco Integrity Work, Expects No Material Impact from FERC Policy Revision

Houston, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) has announced the successful completion of the Zydeco integrity project.  The pipeline is expected to resume normal operations this week with financial impact materially in line with prior guidance.  

“We took pro-active steps to ensure the integrity and reliability of the system well into the future.  It was the right thing to do to meet the needs of our customers, investors, and the communities in which we operate” said John Hollowell, CEO Shell Midstream Partners. 

Also, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has amended its 2005 Policy Statement for Recovery of Income Tax Costs to no longer allow interstate pipelines owned by master limited partnerships to recover an income tax allowance in the cost of service. Shell Midstream Partners revenue is predominantly driven by contract, index, and market-based rates, and non-jurisdictional assets.  This policy change is not expected to have a material impact to earnings. 

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About Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
Shell Midstream Partners, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a fee-based, growth-oriented midstream master limited partnership formed by Royal Dutch Shell to own, operate, develop and acquire pipelines and other midstream assets. Shell Midstream Partners’ assets consist of pipelines, crude tank storage and terminal systems that serve as key infrastructure to transport and store onshore and offshore crude oil production to Gulf Coast and Midwest refining markets and to deliver refined products from Gulf Coast markets to major demand centers.


Shell Media Relations
Americas: +1 832 337 4355

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North America: +1 832 337 2034