Archive for October, 2013

Rebeca Grynspan: Speech on the occasion of the 2nd World Forum on Local Economic Development

Comments Off | 10-31-2013

Speech for
Rebeca Grynspan
UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator
on the occasion of the
2nd World Forum on Local Economic Development,
Local Economic Development Strategies and Policies: Articulation and Implementation at National and Sub-National Level
Foz de Iguaçu, Brazil
Your Excellencies, Ministers of State from Brazil, and colleagues,
I thank the Brazilian General Director of Itaipu Binacional, Jose Miguel Samek and [...]

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Sage 100 Contractor 2014 Simplifies the Fiscal Year-End Process for Construction Companies and Their Accountants

Comments Off | 10-30-2013

IRVINE, Calif. (October 29, 2013) – Sage North America today announced the release of Sage 100 Contractor 2014, simplifying the fiscal year-end process for construction companies and their accountants. New multiyear General Ledger capabilities allow companies to post transactions to the new fiscal year while having more time to complete [...]

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IHG Named Official Partner of NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica

Comments Off | 10-29-2013

ATLANTA and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced today a three-year marketing relationship that, beginning immediately, makes IHG the Official Hotel Partner of NEC Series-PGA TOUR Latinoamérica. The new designation expands upon IHG’s existing agreement with the TOUR that includes the categories [...]

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Gartner Says Cloud Computing Will Become the Bulk of New IT Spend by 2016

Comments Off | 10-25-2013

Analysts Examine Cloud Strategies and Adoption at Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 October 21-24 in Goa, India
The use of cloud computing is growing, and by 2016 this growth will increase to become the bulk of new IT spend, according to Gartner, Inc. 2016 will be a defining year for cloud as private cloud begins to give way [...]

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WABCO Exhibits Suite of Advanced Technologies That Improve Efficiency of Commercial Vehicles at FENATRAN 2013 in Brazil; WABCO’s Green Technologies Combined Enable Over 10% in Fuel Economy

Comments Off | 10-23-2013

BRUSSELS, Belgium and SÃO PAULO, Brazil, October 22, 2013 – WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, will showcase WABCO’s suite of advanced technologies that improve the efficiency of trucks, buses and trailers. A truck equipped with all of WABCO’s environmentally friendly technologies can improve [...]

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Gartner Says Worldwide PC, Tablet and Mobile Phone Shipments to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2013 as Lower-Priced Devices Drive Growth

Comments Off | 10-22-2013

PC Shipments to Decline 8.4 Percent in 2013, While Tablet Shipments Increase 42.7 Percent
Worldwide combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) are projected to reach 2.32 billion units in 2013, a 4.5 percent increase from 2012, according to Gartner, Inc. The market is being driven by a shift to lower-priced devices in nearly [...]

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Praxair Starts Up Air Separation Plant in Brazil

Comments Off | 10-20-2013

DANBURY, Conn., October 18, 2013 – White Martins, the Brazil-based subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), has started up a new 800 tons per day air separation plant in the state of Minas Gerais, located in southeastern Brazil. Under a long-term contract, Praxair’s new plant will supply industrial gases to ArcelorMittal, the world’s leading integrated [...]

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CBS and Clarovideo announce multi-year content licensing agreement for Latin america and the Caribbean

Comments Off | 10-18-2013

Los Angeles, Calif., Oct. 16, 2013 – CBS Studios International and CLAROVIDEO announced today a multi-year, non-exclusive licensing agreement that brings top CBS shows to CLAROVIDEO’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) service in Latin American and Caribbean markets starting in January 2014.
The deal, the first between CBS Studios International and CLAROVIDEO, includes hit CBS shows [...]

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IHG® Announces Real InterContinental® Santo Domingo Hotel Groundbreaking

Comments Off | 10-18-2013

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) is proud to announce the groundbreaking on a 20-story, 225-room InterContinental® hotel located in the Piantini neighborhood of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Real Hotels & Resorts, a hotel division of Salvadorian-based Grupo Poma, will own the new development and invest US$70 million in the [...]

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WABCO Expands Relationship with Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, One of the Largest Makers of Commercial Vehicles in South America; Will Supply Air Processing Technology for Truck Braking Systems

Comments Off | 10-17-2013

WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that WABCO has further expanded its relationship with Mercedes-Benz do Brasil, one of the largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles in South America. WABCO will furnish air processing technology, on a sole supplier basis, to equip braking [...]

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