Archive for August, 2014

Brown Foundations’ $2.5 Million Kicks Off Catapult Corp

Comments Off | 08-29-2014

From laboratories to the marketplace, a new UA program will help companies find success.
The Catapult Corporation – dubbed “Cat Corp” – will provide early-stage capital to promising startup companies emerging from UA researchers and students. (Photo credit: Paul O’Mara)
Our modern world is changing faster than we can conceive and universities are at the forefront of [...]

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SingTel raises over S$800,000 at charity golf event

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SINGAPORE, 29 August 2014 – With the generous support of business partners, over S$800,000 was raised at SingTel’s annual charity golf event held today at Tanah Merah Country Club. The funds will go to the six beneficiaries adopted by the SingTel Touching Lives Fund (STLF).
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Chairman of the STLF and CEO Consumer [...]

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USDA to Invest $45 Million to Improve Water Quality in Lake Champlain

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that up to $45 million will be provided to protect and improve soil and water quality in the Lake Champlain Basin in Vermont over the next five years.
“We are dedicated to protecting and improving this beautiful and unique natural resource,” Vilsack said. “This historic USDA investment will help [...]

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GE Capital Provides $850 Million in Senior Credit Facilities to Sotheby’s

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GE Capital, Corporate Finance today announced it is providing auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) with $850 million in senior credit facilities. The new facilities include a $250 million credit line increase and will be used for general working capital and to support the company’s business strategy. GE Capital Markets served as joint lead arranger and [...]

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NCOA Leads Effort to Help 5 Million Food Insecure Seniors By Healthy Groceries

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

Washington, D.C. — Nearly 5 million – or close to one out of every 12 – seniors will experience hunger this year, with even more at risk.
But there is assistance available. Benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) can help food insecure seniors pay for nutritious food.
That’s why during Hunger Action Month in September, [...]

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Motorola Solutions Foundation Grants to Support 1 Million Students and Teachers in Science and Engineering Education

Comments Off | 08-27-2014

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Aug. 27, 2014 – The Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), announced that its 2014 “Innovation Generation Grants” will support over 90 organizations in the United States and Canada. These programs ignite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as STEM-related careers [...]

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Smart Card Shipments to Rise by 2.1 Billion Units by 2019

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Global unit shipments of smart cards are expected to rise by 2.1 billion from 2014 through 2019—about equal to the combined populations of China, the United States, Indonesia and Brazil, according to IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS)
Smart card shipments in 2019 will rise to 10.9 billion units, up from 8.8 billion in 2014, as shown in [...]

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£2.6 million gift to create a new centre leading the University’s contribution to the global challenge of creating a more sustainable world

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Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment donation the largest individual gift received from an alumnus in the last decade
New centre will build on the University’s world-leading research into sustainability through Project Sunshine
Twenty Grantham Scholars will be recruited tackle challenges such as food and energy security and play an active role in connecting science [...]

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Alstom to increase energy highways with €800 million of HVDC contracts

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

Alstom Grid has won three major High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) contracts with a total value of €800 million (approximately half of this amount was booked in Q1 of the current fiscal year, the other half will be booked in Q2). The HVDC projects will build energy highways for bulk power transmission in India, bring [...]

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Recent Study: Global Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Market Expected to Reach $79.11 Billion by 2020

Comments Off | 08-25-2014

San Francisco, California, USA., August 25, 2014 – (PressReleasePoint) – The global market for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is expected to reach USD 79.11 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing construction and infrastructure spending in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America is expected to remain a [...]

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