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EnGlobe Corp. chosen for the project of decontamination of the Kishon River in Israel

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QUEBEC CITY /PRNewswire/ — EnGlobe Corp. (“EnGlobe”) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded by the State of Israel an environmental service contract valued at over 40 million dollars for the rehabilitation of the Kishon River located in the Haifa Bay in Israel.
The contract, estimated to take 36 months, consists of providing to the Israeli authorities, represented by the Kishon Drainage & Rivers Authority and the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the services of its Biogenie division to decontaminate over 7 km of the Kishon River, which has its source west of the Galilee and flows into Haifa Bay.
With its biotreatment technology (Biopile) developed and improved over the last 30 years, EnGlobe and its Biogenie division will have the responsibility of decontaminating over half a million cubic meters of sediments, in addition to supervising the construction of the future recreational and ecological park that will benefit to all Haifa residents and the surroundings. At the end of the project, more than 220,000 million shekels will have been invested by the authorities to improve the quality of the water of this former industrial zone while converting the site to benefit the local residents.
“EnGlobe was chosen over 20 worldwide competitors for the accomplishment of this project. This constitutes for EnGlobe the recognition of our technical expertise in site remediation, our fundamental value for rigorous execution and the experience we demonstrated in the execution of over 6000 remediation on-site projects as well as the annual treatment of over 1.5 million tons of contaminated soils at our treatment facilities around the world”, indicated Mr. Mario Saucier, President and CEO of EnGlobe.
“This contract illustrates the growing share of EnGlobe on the international market and is an integral part of our strategic expansion plan on the worldwide market”, declared Mr. Ghyslain Deschamps, Senior Vice-President, Site Assessment and Remediation. We are proud of our abilities to work in several languages and our capacity of adaptation to the diverse cultures of the countries and communities where we execute our projects, always with the fundamental objective to respect our high standards of health and safety”, concluded Mr. Deschamps.
About EnGlobe Corp.
EnGlobe Corp. is a leading international integrated environmental services company specializing in the management of contaminated soils and organic based waste streams, with an emphasis on beneficial reuse. EnGlobe offers cost-effective solutions to municipal, commercial and industrial clients in Canada, the north-eastern United States, the United Kingdom and France through its divisions and subsidiaries: Biogenie, Biogenie Europe SAS, Biogenie Site Remediation Limited and Celtic Technologies Limited for site assessment and remediation, GSI Environment Inc. for organic waste management, and Tanknology Canada Inc. for tank testing and calibration. http://www.englobecorp.com
For further information:
Marie-Chantal
Turcotte Corporate Communications
+1-418-781-0191, ext. 5235
mcturcotte@englobecorp.com
Source: EnGlobe Corp.

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January 21, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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Maxion Wheels Will Attend Tyrexpo Asia 2013 Trade Fair

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KONIGSWINTER, Germany, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Maxion Wheels announced today that a number of its commercial vehicle representatives from China, India, Japan, Thailand and Turkey will attend the Tyrexpo Asia 2013 Trade Fair in Singapore. Tyrexpo Asia, which runs from January 17 through January 21, is Asia’s leading trade fair for tyres, workshop equipment and accessories. Maxion’s representatives will occupy Booth No. J03, in the Main Hall. For more information, check http://www.eci-international.com/asia.html.

About Maxion Wheels
Maxion Wheels is a leading worldwide producer of aluminum and steel wheels for passenger cars and light trucks and of steel wheels for commercial trucks and trailers. The Company has global operations with 25 facilities, including business, sales offices and manufacturing facilities, located in 15 countries around the world. The Company sells products to every major North American and South American, Asian and European manufacturer of passenger cars and light trucks and to commercial vehicle customers throughout the world. http://www.iochpe-maxion.com.br, http://www.hayes-lemmerz.com, http://www.fumagalliwheels.com.

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January 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

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Reha Technology AG Receives Major Financing by International Healthcare Investor HBM BioCapital II

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OLTEN, Switzerland /PRNewswire/ —
Reha Technology AG announced today the closing of financing by HBM BioCapital II LP; a private equity partnership advised by HBM Partners AG, Switzerland.
Reha Technology AG, a Swiss company, designs, manufactures and globally distributes advanced robotic-assisted systems for neurorehabilitation. The development for the patented G-EO System™ which is the world’s first and only gait rehabilitation device with the ability to simulate stair climbing up and down, started in 2007 in Bolzano, Italy. The company began operations in Switzerland in 2012. Since then, a worldwide distributor network and operations in the United States have been established. The expansion of the global network and the launch of additional products are the primary goals for 2013.
In connection with the financing, HBM BioCapital II acquired a significant minority stake in Reha Technology AG. The capital will be used to further expand Reha Technology’s business on a worldwide basis. HBM is a major European healthcare investor with assets of around $800 million under management. HBM supports pharma, medical technology and diagnostics companies in their worldwide business expansion.
Rene Trost, CEO of Reha Technology AG, comments: “We are proud that we were able to attract a major healthcare investor as a new shareholder for Reha Technology. With the support of HBM, we will be able to substantially expand and grow our business of selling the most advanced rehabilitation robotic systems to customers around the world.”
About Reha Technology AG
Reha Technology AG improves the quality of life for all those who have been injured or disabled by illness or accident. To achieve this goal, the company uses research and development of new technologies in robotics focusing on robotic assisted rehabilitation and makes the newest and most effective technologies available for medical rehabilitation devices. FOR A BETTER LIFE.
About HBM Partners
HBM Partners is among the global leaders in healthcare-focused investing with approximately $800 million under management. HBM focuses on development-stage, growth and buy-out financings of private companies as well as investments in public companies. HBM Partners advises HBM Healthcare Investments AG, HBM BioCapital I & II and further specialized private-equity and public-equity funds. HBM has been an active contributor to value creation in portfolio companies, generating over 40 trade sales and IPOs since inception. For more information visit: http://www.hbmpartners.com.
Contact details
Reha Technology AG
Rene Trost, CEO
Phone +41-62-205-4488
Rene.trost@rehatechnology.com
http://www.rehatechnology.com
Source: REHA Technology AG

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January 21, 2013 at 12:16 pm

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CleanEquity Monaco 2013 — Collaborations, Workshops & Speakers Announced

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — CleanEquity Monaco, 7th – 8th March, the preeminent global forum which provides the opportunity for emerging cleantech companies of all nationalities to present to specialist financial and strategic investors, policy makers, end users and international & trade media, hosted by Innovator Capital, is pleased to announce the continued collaboration of Covington & Burling and Qualcomm Europe, Inc.
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W. Andrew Jack, Partner and Chair of Clean Energy Group, Covington & Burling LLP had this to say:
“Covington’s global cleantech law practice is pleased to be invited to participate in CleanEquity Monaco for the fourth consecutive year. The three-day event is brilliantly conceived, planned and executed — drawing from across the globe an engaging and highly interactive mix of entrepreneurs, investors, industrialists and experts who gather for the collaborative purpose of advancing the march of clean technology. Covington’s delegation will again bring senior technology and transaction lawyers with broad experience advising and assisting leading technology companies. As such, Covington looks forward to assisting CleanEquity Monaco participants in bringing to widespread commercial reality some of today’s most innovative and impactful clean technologies.”
CleanEquity Monaco is delighted to once again have the support of Qualcomm. Qualcomm Incorporated is a world leader in 3G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm’s ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people with information, entertainment, and each other. Sustainability is a driving strategy for the company both internally and externally with their products and services.
CleanEquity Monaco is pleased to announce the running of two workshops focused on intellectual property and commercial development strategy. More information about these workshops will be available in the next press release and on the official CleanEquity Monaco Twitter account in the coming days. https://twitter.com/CleanEquity
We are also pleased to announce the following speaker:
Professor Graham Richards (C.B.E), Vice President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Co-founder of both ISIS Innovation and the IP Group and former head of Oxford University Chemistry Department. Professor Richards has helped found and fund a number of early stage technology companies over the past 25 years as well as building an award-winning laboratory opened by HM The Queen. He has been recognised by multiple international awards from organisations including the Royal Society of Chemistry and the American Chemical Society.
Contact:
Owen Loudon
Innovator Capital Limited
+44 20 7297 6840
owen.loudon@innovator-capital.com
http://www.cleanequitymonaco.com
Source: CleanEquity

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January 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm

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UPDATE: Maxion Wheels Will Attend Tyrexpo Asia 2013 Trade Fair

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KONIGSWINTER, Germany /PRNewswire/ — Maxion Wheels announced today that a number of its commercial vehicle representatives from China, India, Japan, Thailand and Turkey will attend the Tyrexpo Asia 2013 Trade Fair in Singapore. Tyrexpo Asia, which runs from March 19 through March 21, is Asia’s leading trade fair for tyres, workshop equipment and accessories. Maxion’s representatives will occupy Booth No. J03, in the Main Hall. For more information, check http://www.eci-international.com/asia.html.
About Maxion Wheels
Maxion Wheels is a leading worldwide producer of aluminum and steel wheels for passenger cars and light trucks and of steel wheels for commercial trucks and trailers. The Company has global operations with 25 facilities, including business, sales offices and manufacturing facilities, located in 15 countries around the world. The Company sells products to every major North American and South American, Asian and European manufacturer of passenger cars and light trucks and to commercial vehicle customers throughout the world. http://www.iochpe-maxion.com.br, http://www.hayes-lemmerz.com, http://www.fumagalliwheels.com.
Source: Maxion Wheels

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January 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

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Lipoplasty Most Performed Procedure In Latest International Study

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HANOVER, N.H. /PRNewswire/ — The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has released the results of the third annual statistical analysis: Global Study of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2011. The outcome is now posted on the ISAPS website. Comparative results of the 2010 and 2011 surveys are available at http://www.isaps.org/isaps-global-statistics.html.
The 2012 study invited approximately 20,000 plastic surgeons to participate. In addition, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) assisted with this year’s ISAPS study. Results are projected to reflect international statistics and are exclusively based on the estimated number of plastic surgeons in each country and the respondent sample.
Results reveal a hierarchy of countries with the most surgical and non-surgical aesthetic/cosmetic procedures performed by board certified (or the equivalent) plastic surgeons in 2011. Several summaries provided on the ISAPS website include tables showing the number of surgeons and procedures by country. Caution is urged when observing year‐to‐year comparisons, because studies such as this can experience substantial variances within specific procedures. The pool of responding physicians varies from year to year and the sample sizes for specific countries may significantly fluctuate between years.
Procedural Frequency Shows Modest Variation
Lipoplasty remains the most performed procedure, representing 19.9% of total surgical procedures, while Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox and Dysport) leads with 38.1% among non-surgical procedures. The popularity of surgical procedures varied by country. The United States, Brazil, China, Japan, and Italy ranked as the top five most dominant countries for surgical procedures.
Grand Totals
The ISAPS surveyreports several important statistics with regard to the total number of board certified (or national equivalent) plastic surgeons practicing globally, estimated to be 32,000. These figures do not take into account surgical and non-surgical procedures performed by medical professionals and others who are not plastic surgeons.
Methodology
Thesurvey was compiled, tabulated, and analyzed by Industry Insights, Inc. (www.industryinsights.com) an independent research firm based in Columbus, Ohio in the United States. The survey leader was Scott Hackworth, CPA and research analyst who has conducted various forms of research on trends in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for over 15 years. Participants in the survey completed a two-page, English language questionnaire that focused on the number of surgical and non-surgical procedures they performed in 2011. Final figures have been projected to reflect international statistics and are based exclusively on the estimated number of plastic surgeons in each country. To aid in tallying the total number of plastic surgeons, representatives of National Societies provided the counts for over 90% of the 32,000 total estimated plastic surgeons. A formula was used to estimate numbers in non-reporting countries based on their Gross Domestic Product and Population.
Journalists Please Note: We appreciate your citing the ISAPS website, a non-commercial, information based, consumer service site, so that others may see full details of the ISAPS Worldwide Survey. http://www.isaps.org
The forty-three year old International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the largest international society of individual plastic surgeons with 2,360 current members in 93 countries. Surgeons undergo a strict application process to determine their qualifications to join the society. The ISAPS mission is twofold: the continuing education of plastic surgeons in latest techniques in the field of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and medicine – and the promotion of patient safety.
Source: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

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January 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

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Publicis Healthcare Communications Group Announces Nathalie Le Bos Appointed Chief Financial Officer

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NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG), the largest health-oriented agency network in the world, today announced Nathalie Le Bos was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Le Bos assumes the role previously held by Ann Garreaud, who was recently appointed Global Chief Financial Officer, Publicis Worldwide in Paris, France. PHCG is a division of Publicis Groupe and manages top-tier brands including Digitas Health, Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Razorfish Healthware, and Publicis Life Brands that specialize in promoting innovative solutions in healthcare.
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In her new role Le Bos will oversee and strengthen PHCG global financial functions and ensure the network continues its strong growth pattern. A seven-year veteran of Publicis Groupe, Le Bos recently served as Chief Financial Officer, Europe for PHCG. She also served as Operations Control Director for Publicis Worldwide, where she was instrumental in strengthening European operations. Prior to her tenure at Publicis, she worked for TEQUILA (an Omnicom Group company) as Chief Financial Officer and for the Havas Group in several roles.
Nick Colucci, President and Chief Executive Officer of PHCG, said, “Nathalie was an outstanding CFO for our European operations during a challenging economy. I am fortunate to have her join my executive leadership team at the PHCG global headquarters. Her unique perspective and experience will prove invaluable as we continue to increase profitability and efficiencies for our clients across the globe.”
“PHCG continues to transform itself to ensure we offer the very best to our global clients. I look forward to working closely with Nick and the rest of the leadership team to continue PHCG’s strong financial performance,” Le Bos said.
About Publicis Healthcare Communications Group
Publicis Healthcare Communications Group (PHCG) is the largest health-oriented agency network in the world. A division of Publicis Groupe, PHCG manages top-tier agencies specializing in promoting innovative solutions in advertising, medical education, sales and marketing, digital, market access, and medical and scientific affairs. PHCG is dedicated to creating experiences that compel action, change lives, and amplify business outcomes. With nearly 5,000 employees, PHCG manages 10 agency brands through 58 offices located in 11 countries. PHCG’s global brands are Saatchi & Saatchi Health, Publicis Life Brands, Digitas Health, Razorfish Healthware, Discovery, Medicus International, and Publicis Touchpoint Solutions.
Web: http://www.publicishealthcare.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/publicishealthcare
Contact:
Rosemary Abendroth
Global Communications Director, PHCG
Phone: +1.212.468.3438
Mobile: +1.917.650.3567
Email: rosemary.abendroth@publicishealthcare.com
Source: Publicis Healthcare Communications Group

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January 21, 2013 at 10:23 am

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Rafi Ashkenazi Appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Rational Group

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ONCHAN, Isle of Man /PRNewswire/ —
Rational Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Scheinberg today announced that Rafi Ashkenazi has joined the Group as Chief Operating Officer and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Group and its brands, including PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker, the two largest online poker sites in the world.
Ashkenazi is an experienced gaming industry executive and joins Rational Group from Playtech, a global gaming software company, where he served as COO and board member. Ashkenazi spent seven years with Playtech, directing the day-to-day operational and business activities as the company grew rapidly from 200 to more than 2,400 employees.
Since launching PokerStars in 2001, the Rational Group of companies has become the industry leader with a focus on operational excellence and customer satisfaction.
“As the Group grows and continues to develop our business globally and across multiple platforms and brands, we need to strengthen the leadership of its increasingly complex operations,” said Scheinberg. “Rafi is a fine executive with outstanding management and people skills and has been very successful directing the operational complexities of a global gaming company. I am very happy that he will bring that expertise to our senior management team.”
“With PokerStars, the Rational Group has built a stellar reputation by continually raising the bar with high-quality, trusted products while delivering best-in-class customer support and service,” said Ashkenazi. “I am excited to join the team and add my skills to that tradition of industry leadership.”
Ashkenazi assumes his role Feb. 1 and will be responsible for all customer-facing product and back-office functions for PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker including marketing, customer support, poker room management, IT management, payment processing & security, and game integrity. He will be based in Rational Group’s Isle of Man headquarters and report to Scheinberg.
About The Rational Group
The Rational Group operates gaming and related businesses and brands including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and the European Poker Tour. These brands collectively form the largest poker business in the world comprising online poker games and tournaments, live poker competitions, and poker programming created for television and online audiences.
Rational Group’s businesses are among the most respected in the industry for delivering high-quality player experiences, unrivaled customer service, and innovative software. The Group employs industry-leading practices in payment security, game integrity, and player fund protection. The Rational Group holds more online poker licenses than any e-gaming company and works closely with regulators around the world to help establish sensible global regulation.
PokerStars operates the world’s most popular online poker sites, serving a global poker community of more than 50 million registered members. PokerStars.com and PokerStars.eu operate under licenses from the Isle of Man and Malta governments, respectively. PokerStars also operates under separate government licenses in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy and Spain.
FullTiltPoker.com is a leading poker brand known for delivering the most authentic online poker experience in the world. Full Tilt Poker’s innovative software, game design and game play make it the online home for serious poker players. Full Tilt Poker operates under license from the Isle of Man, which provides rigorous regulatory oversight and deploys the best practices in ensuring player fund protection, security and game integrity.
Source: Rational Group

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January 21, 2013 at 9:41 am

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