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HOUSTON - Tuesday, December 18th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- KBR (NYSE: KBR) today announced that it was awarded a contract by Kentucky Utilities, a subsidiary of PPL Corporation, to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the installation of air emissions control systems at its Ghent Generating Stations in Ghent, KY.

The project is part of Kentucky Utilities’ investment plan to install environmental upgrades to reduce air emissions across its generating fleet, including an approximate $600 million investment for the addition of air emissions controls at its Ghent plant. KBR will lead the installation of Particulate Matter Control Systems on all four units under an EPC contract valued at approximately 80% of Kentucky Utilities’ investment at the Ghent plant. Each system includes a pulse-jet fabric filter to capture particulate matter, a Powdered Activated Carbon injection system to capture mercury and a lime injection system to protec ... Read more »
Views: 160 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.18.2012

TOKYO - Tuesday, December 18th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

nano tech 2013

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SMRJ (Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN) produces "SME Support Zone" in the "nano tech 2013" exhibition, from Wednesday, January 30th through Friday, February 1st at "Tokyo Big Sight" in Ariake, Tokyo.

As an independent administrative agency under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), SMRJ supports SMEs and regional communities in solving their problems and realizing their dreams, by providing targeted and personalized support measures. In the "nano tech 2013", "SME Support Zone" introduces thirty venture companies with excellent technologies/products to all over the world.

The SME Support Zone covers materials, equipments and applications of the nanotechnology – such as the world's finest inkjet technology, the ultra high-speed Automatic Force Microscope, the cond ... Read more »
Views: 153 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.18.2012

AMSTERDAM - Tuesday, December 18th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Regulatory News:

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, announces that Svyaznoy Bank is deploying the first large scale prepaid card offer for its customers in Russia. The Gemalto prepaid solution is certified by MasterCard and Visa and combines rigorous security with outstanding consumer appeal. This card is associated with MasterCard and Visa and can be processed at any location that accepts these payment applications.

Svyaznoy Bank is a full-service, federal-scale business that has one of the most widespread service networks in Russia. In addition to thirty five of its own branches in large cities, the bank’s partnership with Svyaznoy Group allows it to offer services at more than 3,000 points-of-sale based in Svyaznoy mobile communication centers throughout Russia. The prepaid card will be distrib ... Read more »
Views: 160 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.18.2012

ME Newswire / Business Wire

CARACAS, Venezuela - Tuesday, December 18th 2012

For the second time this year, Venezuelan voters exercised their right to elect State Governors and representatives to Legislative Councils through a sophisticated electronic e-voting system that enabled electoral authorities to announce the official results in only 3 hours after the polls closed.

The modern technology used in the e-voting platform was designed, manufactured and implemented by Smartmatic, the leading developer of electronic voting systems in the world. Smartmatic’s system has been in use in Venezuela since 2004.

"Because our system is fully automated, Venezuela was able to conduct today’s voting to elect Governors in 23 states and regional officials only 70 days after the nation’s presidential election,” said Antonio Mugica, CEO of Smartmatic. "From the registration of candidates, to the verification of the systems through early auditing, to the immediate validation ... Read more »
Views: 128 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.18.2012

Breakthrough Multi Mission Vehicle Drives Company Forward

CONNERSVILLE, Ind - Tuesday, December 18th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In a bold strategic move forward, Carbon Motors announced today that it will begin taking orders for the Carbon TX7 – a breakthrough, Multi Mission Vehicle (MMV) offering integrated incident command, surveillance, prisoner transport and personnel carrying capabilities in an innovative and flexible package not available in the marketplace today (photos here). Deliveries are slated to begin in late 2013 ahead of full-scale production of the Carbon E7.

Law enforcement agencies currently deploy a variety of singularly focused, specialty vehicles in situations such as disaster management, search and rescue, warrant service, perimeter security, etc. These vehicles can range in price from several hundred thousand dollars, up to $2 million and carry extremely high operating costs.

With a starting price of only $149,950, the TX7 re ... Read more »
Views: 169 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.18.2012

IT leader to deliver hybrid cloud data backup and recovery services based on EVault technology

SAN FRANCISCO - Monday, December 17th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- EVault, Inc., a Seagate Company (NASDAQ: STX), today announced a partnership with Fujitsu. The strategic partnership enables Fujitsu to expand and enhance its backup and recoveryportfolio by bringing to market a series of comprehensive hybrid cloud services that allow customers to leverage cloud backup effectively.

Organizations today have to navigate changing and complicated data backup and recovery requirements and increasingly they are looking for solutions that provide flexibility on data location and storage. Fujitsu’s hybrid cloud backup solutions, combining Fujitsu technology with EVault software, will offer new levels of choice for companies seeking a reliable, agile backup method that allows for changing business and regulatory requirements and multiple traditional and cloud platforms.
... Read more »
Views: 192 | Added by: africa-live | Date: 12.17.2012

- Good Accuracy from DC to Millimeter with a Single Model -

TOKYO - Monday, December 17th 2012

2012 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- Toshiba Corporation(TOKYO: 6502) today announced the development of a compact MOS-Varactor1 simulation model that delivers high level accuracy from DC to the millimeter wave (60 GHz) region. The new model was developed in cooperation with Professor Nobuyuki Itoh of Okayama Prefectural University.

The new compact MOS-Varctor model introduces an original algorithm to express scaling effects and can capture the impacts of parasitic effects that dominate in the 60 GHz region. Measurement parameters from 1MHz to 60 GHz for samples with different cell sizes were used for modeling. In general, it is difficult to express MOS-Varactor with a single model, but this newly developed model fully succeeds.

The new model's accurate capture of parasitic effects supports realization of low power consumpti ... Read more »
Views: 164 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.17.2012

Fund Represents a Landmark in Expanding the Investable Universe for Retirement Assets and Complements Existing Institutional Focus

NEW YORK - Monday, December 17th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arden Asset Management LLC ("Arden”), a leading independent alternative asset management firm with approximately $7.5 billion under management, announced that it has launched an open-end mutual fund with more than $700 million in assets as of December 17, 2012. The Arden Alternative Strategies Fund (Ticker: ARDNX), which offers investors access to professionally-managed hedge fund strategies, seeks to achieve capital appreciation. In pursuing this objective, the Fund seeks to achieve a relatively low correlation to the major equity and fixed income markets in a daily liquidity format.

The Fund complements Arden's core business of providing customized hedge fund solutions, managed accounts, commingled vehicles and other vehicles for its global institutional and pensio ... Read more »
Views: 165 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.17.2012

ME Newswire / Business Wire

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. - Sunday, December 16th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Quintiles today announced that its flagship central laboratory in the U.S. received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists(CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Program. The first of its kind, this accreditation was developed to ensure biorepositories are following best practices for collection and storage of biospecimens.

"We sought this CAP accreditation to underscore Quintiles’ consistent verification of biospecimen quality that we believe will fuel the next generation of personalized therapies and improve patient health worldwide,” said Thomas Wollman, Senior Vice President, Quintiles Global Laboratories. "This accreditation is a reflection of Quintiles’ unwavering commitment to quality in its labs through standard and uniform operating procedures for data and specimen collection, processing and storage.”

"Our goal with the Bi ... Read more »
Views: 129 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.17.2012

INDIANAPOLIS - Sunday, December 16th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC (HCCMIS), a provider of worldwide medical insurance, has enhanced their health-care provider network by adding the Coventry National Network, through First Health. Through their ongoing strategic partnership with CMN Inc., HCCMIS’s network now provides customers with increased medical-care provider choices throughout the U.S. including:

    Approximately 550,000 doctors and health care professionals
    5,000 hospitals
    Increased coverage in rural and suburban areas

Mark Carney, HCCMIS’s CEO, states "CMN’s relationship with First Health has expanded services to our customers by gaining access to even more leading doctors and facilities. Our increase in medical care providers reflects HCCMIS’s pledge to being a trusted international health insurance choice.”

Peter Lozier, Chief Network Officer for ... Read more »
Views: 149 | Added by: uaeonlinenews | Date: 12.16.2012

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