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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

  • Posted at 12:50 PM
    As the London Summit on Family Planning draws global attention to the need for expanding access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health services around the world, the MDG Health Alliance announces a new initiative that will build partnerships with a focus on financing and strategic advocacy around reproductive health and family planning. This effort - chaired by United Nations Foundation CEO, Kathy Calvin, and private sector leader and member of the UN Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council, Angela Mwanza - ... read more
  • Posted at 12:48 PM
    National Instruments (Nasdaq: NATI) today announced the keynote and summit presenters for the NIWeek 2012 worldwide graphical system design conference and exhibition on August 7-9 in Austin. Speakers include Thomas R. Kurfess and Robert Swan, as well as highly respected authorities to lead six specialized summits. Quote "NIWeek 2012 attendees will have an opportunity to hear from some of the world's foremost thought leaders in science and technology," said Ray Almgren, vice president of marketing for core platforms at National Instruments. "It ... read more
  • Posted at 12:47 PM
    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vmjknj/global_infrastru) has announced the addition of the "Global - Infrastructure - National Broadband Network Insights (NBN)" report to their offering. The most critical element to the success of National Broadband Networks ... read more
  • Posted at 12:41 PM
    It's a pivotal time in the battery industry segment. What better way to understand the emerging issues than to attend Next Generation Batteries 2012? Learn from leading experts in fields of battery materials, systems design and integration, manufacturing and commercial applications. Register today! Additionally, Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce the release of two new reports focusing on the lithium ion battery and thin-film batter powered products market. These studies will help companies in the field understand the values ... read more
  • Posted at 12:37 PM
    The 2012 edition of the Chrysler 300 has become the recipient of multiple industry awards and made its way onto several top 10 lists over the past year. Among those awards, the 2012 Chrysler 300 was named a "Top Safety Pick" by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). It was also declared a "Finalist" for the Motor Tend "Car of the Year." More recently, the 2012 Chrysler 300 was named "Best in Class for Vehicle Satisfaction" in the "Large ... read more
  • Posted at 12:35 PM
    Today, advertising agency Leo Burnett USA unveiled a new, innovative qualitative research tool, "MetaphorMining(TM)." The tool, developed in conjunction with Protobrand, an independent brand consultancy based in Boston, provides Leo Burnett and its clients with a new, innovative way to understand human behavior and how people perceive and relate to brands. "As part of our ongoing mission to bring HumanKind thinking into every facet of our business, MetaphorMining is a breakthrough in understanding human behavior," said Stephen Hahn-Griffiths, Chief Strategy Officer, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:32 PM
    Alley Cat Allies, the only national advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats, today refuted media headlines implying a deadly link between cat ownership and toxoplasmosis. The organization cited statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which show that cats are rarely the source of toxoplasmosis, an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, and that people are unlikely to get sick from touching or owning a cat. "People are more likely to contract toxoplasmosis ... read more
  • Posted at 12:28 PM
    Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a series of follow-on contracts by the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) to supply three additional AQS-24A airborne mine hunting systems. The contracts, which also include airborne electronics and ground-based support equipment, follow an initial contract awarded in October 2011 for Northrop Grumman to deliver Japan's first AQS-24A. The JMSDF will use all four complete AQS-24A airborne mine hunting sonar systems on its new MCH-101 helicopters. The award of the airborne electronics work ... read more
  • Wipro Limited to Announce Results for First Quarter Ended June 30, 2012 on July 24, 2012 --- BANGALORE, India and EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 11, 2012
    Posted at 12:27 PM
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT), one of the leading providers of IT services globally, will announce results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2012 on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 (late night, Monday, July 23, 2012, US Eastern Time). The results will be available in the Investors section of the company's website at www.wipro.com. At 02:00 PM IST* (4:30 AM US Eastern time) following the results announcement, Mr. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, and the senior management will discuss the company's ... read more
  • Posted at 12:25 PM
    NASA will hold a news conference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, July 16, to discuss the upcoming August landing of the most advanced robot ever sent to another world. A new public-engagement collaboration based on the mission also will be debuted. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The event for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft will be held in the James E. Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on ... read more
  • Posted at 12:22 PM
    Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in Burlington and Esperance, further expanding coverage on the high-speed wireless data network the company launched locally in June. 4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their 4G LTE smartphones, tablets, ... read more
  • Posted at 12:21 PM
    Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in Watkins Glen and Springport, further expanding coverage on the high-speed wireless data network the company launched locally in August, 2011. 4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their 4G LTE ... read more
  • Posted at 12:18 PM
    Boeing (NYSE: BA) today commended the agreement reached by the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection on the metric system which will support the carbon dioxide (CO2) standard being developed for aircraft. Teams from ICAO's member states, the aerospace industry and non-governmental organizations have worked extensively on the development of the CO2 standard since it was directed by ICAO in 2010. "This is a tremendous achievement by the committee that has worked so diligently the past several ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    Hark, the world’s largest platform for pop culture sound bites, today announced its Q1 and Q2 total site visits have doubled its total visits for the entire year of 2011, signaling significant demand for its library of audio clips, images, and other popular content. Earlier this ... read more
  • Posted at 12:15 PM
    Preferred Sands, one of the leading frac sand and coated proppant companies in North America, is pleased to announce the addition of Christian Rheault to their executive management team as President of Preferred Sands. "We are very excited to have Christian join our team as President," said Mike O'Neill, CEO. "Christian brings an extensive technological background that will assist in enhancing our future goals of technological innovation." In this new role, Christian will act as a strategic leader responsible for ... read more
  • Posted at 12:12 PM
    Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Space Systems has successfully completed testing of the nose landing gear for the Dream Chaser®( )orbital crew vehicle. This milestone evaluated the impact forces experienced by the landing gear at the front of the vehicle, the nose, in order to ensure safe runway landing capability of the Dream Chaser during approach and landing tests, as well as future orbital flights. Test results were presented to NASA on June 25, 2012, and the successful milestone review was ... read more
  • Posted at 12:11 PM
    Verizon Wireless recently activated new 4G LTE coverage in White Lake and Davenport, further expanding coverage on the high-speed wireless data network the company launched locally in November, 2011. 4G LTE lets Verizon Wireless customers use their 4G LTE-enabled devices to surf the Web, post status updates and photos, share music, and download files at speeds up to 10 times faster than customers on 3G networks. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, Verizon Wireless customers will be able to use their 4G LTE ... read more
  • Posted at 12:03 PM
    Automotive consumers are now shopping for new cars in different ways than ever before. What was once done strictly in person, can now be accomplished online, on websites and socially, and now on the go. To further enhance the car buying experience, Chrysler Group LLC has released several iPad apps for its various brands, including the new Jeep models. Jeep apps for the iPad have been created for the 2012 Jeep Compass, 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the 2012 Jeep ... read more
  • Posted at 12:00 PM
    Findings of a first-of-its-kind study of women with von Willebrand disease (VWD) show that current postpartum treatment strategies do not increase levels of von Willebrand factor (VWF) to normal range or even to the levels of women with milder, untreated VWD. VWF is a blood protein important for preventing postpartum hemorrhage. Results of this nationwide study are being presented at the World Federation of Hemophilia 2012 World Congress in Paris. This investigator-initiated study was supported by a $1.2 million unrestricted ... read more
  • Posted at 11:59 AM
    Engineering News-Record (http://enr.com), part of McGraw-Hill Construction (http://construction.com/) and the construction industry's leading provider of news, commentary and insights, today announced the launch of the new ENR Mobile News app, available at the iTunes App Store (http://bit.ly/ENR-itunes) and Google Play (http://bit.ly/ENR-Droid). The new app provides users with on-the-go news and furthers ENR's digital leadership within the industry. "We are very excited about this new mobile app that provides ENR users with on-the-go information and insights to help them stay ahead of ... read more