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Eindhoven and Brabant Honored in Cannes

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CANNES, France and EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

Financial Times praises Dutch regions for their investment climate

Brainport Eindhoven and the province of Brabant received several awards today at the international real estate fair MIPIM in Cannes, for their high ranking in the Financial Times survey of ‘fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future”. The Times ranked Eindhoven third on the overall European Foreign Direct Investment Index (fDi index) and first on the ranking for Western Europe. According to the British financial authority, the center of the high-tech region Brainport is an excellent place to invest in the future. The province of Brabant received an award for its top position in the ranking of regions with the best fDi Strategy.

Mayor Rob van Gijzel immediately invited the attending press and investors to come and see the innovative power of Brainport Eindhoven from up close. “Our companies and knowledge institutions make extraordinary discoveries which help find solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. The Eindhoven pioneer spirit can help create a world that is sustainable, liveable and able to handle the future; to be Future Proof.” With this in mind, potential investors were encouraged to explore the possibilities of contributing to the success of regional campus sites, startups, accelerators and research, but also to invest in urban area development and real estate.

In Cannes, Bert Pauli – Member of the Executive Council of the Province Brabant – praised the power of the Brabant culture of cooperation. “Our economic structure, in which cooperation is crucial, offers interesting opportunities for investors with courage and vision. With us, they find a network in which large entrepreneurs remain innovative and small business owners are given the opportunity to grow. ”

Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp commented that he is very pleased with the picture The Financial Times paints: “With Brainport Eindhoven (3), Amsterdam (9), Rotterdam (14) and Utrecht (18), the Netherlands is well represented in the top 25. A close collaboration between businesses, educational institutions and the government leads to a good investment- and business climate in the Netherlands. Being attractive to investors is a determining factor for employment in the future.”

According to fDi jury member Michal Kaczmarski, Europe editor of fDi Magazine, Brabant’s investor aftercare initiatives are very impressive, as well as practical support activities such as help for foreign workers and companies in obtaining necessary permits and information. “Such efforts offer investors a smooth landing in the region. This is an important aspect of FDI attraction,” said Kaczmarski.

The ‘fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future’ is a list which fDi Magazine publishes every two years. It ranks cities and regions with the best prospects for foreign investments, economic development and business expansion. The independent survey is carried out by fDi Intelligence, the world’s largest knowledge center in the field of foreign investment. The researchers collected data from 468 cities and regions in Europe.

Note to editors:
Press Centre City of Eindhoven
perscentrum@eindhoven.nl
tel: +31-40-2382193
Source: Brainport Eindhoven & Province of Brabant

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March 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

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True Purpose Of Internet Sensation ‘The Miracle Machine’ Revealed

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— Faux machine turns spotlight onto Wine to Water, a charity tackling the global water and sanitation crisis

NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Internet sensation the “Miracle Machine”, the first affordable wine making device for the home, is not a real device – it is just a piece of wood. The fictitious miracle, fronted by wine entrepreneurs Kevin Boyer and Philip James of CustomVine, has generated extensive media coverage around the world since its unveiling nearly two weeks ago. The disruptive program concept was initiated as a pro-bono campaign to support not-for-profit ‘Wine to Water’, an organization that provides people around the world with access to clean water, one of life’s basic necessities.

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In just under two weeks, the Miracle Machine went viral with over 500 million media impressions as more than 200,000 people watched the Miracle Machine video, nearly 600 media outlets around the world covered the story, 6,000 people tweeted about it, and 7,000 people signed up for a potential crowd-funding platform to invest in the faux machine.

The water crisis and poor sanitation affects more than 2.5 billion people around the world, with women and children suffering the most. Shockingly, one child dies every 22 seconds. To date, Wine to Water has provided more than 250,000 people in 17 countries with access to clean drinking water.

“Almost two million children die each year from contaminated water and poor sanitation,” said James. “The miracle of turning water to wine might remain out of reach, but Wine to Water has shown that the real miracle of providing clean water is easily within our grasp,” he added. “The decision to put our wine credentials on the line and get involved was an easy one,” said Boyer. “While many of us like to enjoy a fine glass of wine, too many people around the world cannot enjoy a clean glass of water, and that’s unacceptable,” he added.

For one dollar, Wine to Water can provide clean water for one person for an entire year. Using a variety of water filters and wells, Wine to Water is changing lives at a fraction of the $499 price tag for the faux machine that so many were willing to buy or invest in. “For the cost of a bottle of fine wine, we provide a way to produce 99.9% pure drinking water to a family for up to five years and THAT is the true miracle. There is no life without water,” says Doc Hendley, the founder of Wine to Water.

“The Wine community has been a long-term supporter of Wine to Water by sponsoring an array of wine tasting events with the proceeds being donated to those in need,” says Boyer. “We cannot express how grateful we are for the attention our industry has given The Miracle Machine. However, what we need to do now is shift that attention from the Miracle Machine to the clean water and sanitation cause and support Doc and his devoted team.”

In celebration of World Water Month and World Water Day on Saturday, March 22, Wine to Water is asking Miracle Machine enthusiasts to turn wine into water and save lives by purchasing a commemorative bottle of ‘Miracle Machine’ Wine that CustomVine has created exclusively for Winetowater.org. Supporters can also take immediate action and make a quick and simple donation by texting “MIRACLE” to 27722 (United States residents only).

Please visit http://www.themiraclemachine.net or http://www.WinetoWater.org to purchase your own Wine to Water Miracle Wine, make a donation or to be a part of the movement.

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Source: Wine to Water

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March 17, 2014 at 8:14 pm

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EF Education First Appointed Official Supplier of Language Training Services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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RIO DE JANEIRO, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
EF Education First has been appointed Official Supplier of Language Training Services for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The international education company will deliver language training to 110,000 Rio 2016 staff as well as to over 900,000 candidates for the Olympic volunteer program, contractors, and school children in Brazil. In total, more than 1,000,000 people will be trained, making this the world’s largest language training program in progress.
The appointment builds on EF’s long association with the Olympics – stretching back to the Seoul Games in 1988, to most recently as Official Language Supplier to the Sochi 2014 Games.
“We are enormously proud to be the Official Language Training Services Supplier to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” said Philip Hult, EF co-Chairman. “With a shared mission in promoting international friendship and exchange, EF has a strong background in supporting the Olympics. As we celebrate EF’s 50th anniversary, we are committed to helping stage the most successful Games ever.”
EF’s English Proficiency Index (EF EPI Third Edition), measuring English ability around the world, shows that language proficiency among Brazilian adults has risen significantly over the past six years. The preparations for the Rio Games are expected to further improve Brazil’s English proficiency.
Carlos Arthur Nuzman, President of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, says, “We are very pleased to partner with the expertise and experience of EF, to fulfill our common goal of creating a lasting legacy for language learning in Brazil. This program will provide many thousands of volunteers and staff involved with the Rio 2016 Games with the language skills necessary to warmly welcome athletes and visitors from all around the world. The skills will also benefit these individuals in their future lives and careers, providing a positive contribution to society well beyond 2016.”
About EF Education First
EF Education First (http://www.ef.com) was established in 1965 with the mission to break down barriers of language, culture, and geography. With 500 schools and offices in 52 countries, EF specializes in language learning, educational travel, academic degrees, and cultural exchange. Furthermore, EF’s online English school, Englishtown.com has been selected the Official English School of the Brazilian Football Confederation.
Source: EF Education First

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March 17, 2014 at 5:35 pm

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AVEVA Releases its First Mobile App for Plant Design Review

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CAMBRIDGE, England, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
AVEVA E3D Insight is now available for commercial deployment
AVEVA today announced that AVEVA E3D Insight is now commercially available for project decision makers in the power, process plant and mining industries. This Windows 8.1 app enables mobile users to comment and approve AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) designs from a tablet device. Developed in collaboration with Microsoft, AVEVA E3D Insight demonstrates AVEVA’s commitment to anticipating and meeting changing customer requirements by offering the ability to inspect, comment upon, and approve designs at any time, from anywhere around the world.
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AVEVA E3D Insight streamlines the design review and approval process to support Lean business practices. It maximises project efficiency by providing authorised users with secure, direct access to the live AVEVA E3D design model, regardless of their location, 24 hours a day.
“Over the years we have seen how many companies struggle to effectively collaborate across their supply chain,” said Bruce Douglas, SVP Product Strategy and Marketing, AVEVA. “AVEVA E3D Insight overcomes this challenge by providing an innovative and intuitive mobile platform on touch enabled tablets and laptops connecting directly to the design model and its community of designers. The improved reach and efficiency of collaboration that AVEVA E3D Insight brings is an important component of AVEVA’s revolutionary Design for Lean Construction initiative. Initial feedback from customer evaluations, including WorleyParsons and Technip, as well as user meetings has demonstrated strong alignment with industry requirements.”
Even before its full commercial release, AVEVA E3D Insight had already scooped the coveted UK tech award Tech Innovation of the Year, against strong competition from many of the UK’s leading technology companies.
AVEVA E3D Insight enables users on the move to:
Visualise – The user can quickly and clearly see the AVEVA E3D model and its associated information.
Inspect – The user can inspect, manipulate and measure the model to check for such potentially critical issues as object clashes, accessibility and non-compliance with design standards.
Comment – The user can liaise directly with the project’s design team and leave a permanent record of feedback in the AVEVA E3D database itself. Key decisions are recorded without users being forced to collate multiple comments.
Approve – Authorised users can set model status to pre-configured approval levels.
For more information and to download related business papers visit the ‘The Future of Plant Design’ website.
Alternatively, please contact AVEVA on futureofplantdesign@aveva.com or +44(0)1223-556655 for more information.
For media assets, please visit AVEVA Press Room http://www.aveva.com/press/AVEVA-E3D-Insight
About AVEVA
AVEVA is a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries. For more than 45 years it has delivered business-critical software solutions to owner operators, engineering contractors and shipbuilders around the world. For further information please visit http://www.aveva.com/ednotes.
Copyright 2014 AVEVA Solutions Limited. All rights reserved. AVEVA Solutions Limited is owned by AVEVA Group plc. AVEVA, the AVEVA logos and AVEVA product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of AVEVA Group plc or its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and other countries. Other brands and products names are the trademarks of their respective companies.
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For customer stories read AVEVA World Magazine at http://www.aveva.com/Media-Centre/AWM
Source: AVEVA

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March 17, 2014 at 4:02 pm

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Far East Energy Announces Gas Production Surpasses 2.25 Million Per Day, ODP Progress

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HOUSTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC), the U.S. listed company that operates the Shouyang Block Coalbed Methane (CBM) Production Sharing Contract (PSC) in Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China, confirms an ongoing increase in gas production from the Shouyang Block. Submission of the draft Overall Development Plan (ODP) for the core production area at Shouyang is also expected in the near future.
Management is pleased to announce that, as of March 11th, production had reached 2,256,466 cubic feet per day (2,256 Mcf/d), following a period of expected steady production growth.
This is up 11% from the production figure released February 12th, and is over 3 times higher than the average 738 Mcf/d produced for the week ending November 12, 2013. Water production for March 11th was 3,763 barrels per day, compared to 3,414 barrels of water per day on November 12, 2013.
Commenting, CEO Michael McElwrath said, “We continue to take a conservative approach to the rate of increase of production from Shouyang and are gradually allowing gas production to rise, while optimizing continued water production – a classic approach to CBM production; and thus we are very pleased that we have nevertheless seen a tripling in gas production in the past 4 months.”
In addition, following completion of the key documentation by FEEC, management expects the draft ODP for the acreage encompassing the 1H Production Area to be submitted to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) within a matter of weeks. This would be the prelude to the award of a “Road Pass” ODP potentially by as early as mid-summer, prior to eventual formal ODP approval.
McElwrath continued, “We look forward to completion of the ODP process, but would also note that we have been producing and selling gas on a pre-ODP basis since 2011 and are already seeing the combined benefits of higher gas production and approximately $9/Mcf gas price that we are now receiving.”
Far East Energy Corporation
Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Beijing, and Taiyuan City, China, Far East Energy Corporation is focused on coalbed methane exploration and development in China.
Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including that the amendment to the PSC may not be entered into or if entered into may not be on the same terms as originally agreed upon by the parties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the preliminary nature of well data, including permeability and gas content; there can be no assurance as to the volume of gas that is ultimately produced or sold from our wells; the fracture stimulation and drilling programs may not be successful in increasing gas volumes; due to limitations under Chinese law, we may have only limited rights to enforce the gas sales agreement between Shanxi Province Guoxin Energy Development Group Limited and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, to which we are an express beneficiary; additional wells may not be drilled, or if drilled may not be timely; additional pipelines and gathering systems needed to transport our gas may not be constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ from those anticipated; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or we may not be able to enforce our rights under definitive agreements with pipelines; conflicts with coal mining operations or coordination of our exploration and production activities with mining activities could adversely impact or add significant costs to our operations; our lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration, development and production of coalbed methane; our inability to extract or sell all or a substantial portion of our reserves and other resources; we may not satisfy requirements for listing our securities on a securities exchange; expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets affecting fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks; drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Source: Far East Energy Corporation

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March 17, 2014 at 3:51 pm

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Six Student Teams to Compete for $1 Million Hult Prize

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LONDON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
The Hult Prize today announced the six finalists for its annual start-up challenge. Thousands of PhD, MD, MBA, Master’s, and undergraduate students pitched startup enterprises aimed at tackling non-communicable-diseases (NCD) in urban slums.
This year’s Hult Prize challenge topic, selected by President Clinton, asked participants to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address NCDs in slums, where nearly a billion people live today. Teams from University of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HEC Paris, ESADE Business School, Indian School of Business, and York University will now advance to a two-month accelerator boot camp in Boston where they will be mentored by world leaders as they look to refine and scale their startups and prep for their final pitch, hosted at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting this September in New York. The winning team will receive $1 million in startup seed funding.
With nearly 11,000 annual participants, the Prize is the world’s largest millennial movement for social good. President Clinton, who wrote in TIME that the Prize is one of the top five ideas changing the world, has supported the competition since 2011.
“The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces,” said President Clinton.
Hult International Business School, the Prize’s lead sponsor, hosted regional final competitions at its campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai (with São Paulo hosted by Rio Branco University in Brazil). Students from more than 150 countries representing more than 300 higher education institutions presented their ideas for this year’s challenge, which was judged by leading executives from businesses like Unilever, Coke, and McKinsey. His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, ruling member of the UAE Royal Family, also judged the Dubai competition.
“The Hult Prize continues to deliver multiple disruptive ideas each year around a challenge topic critical to millions of underserved people around the world,” said Dr. Stephen Hodges, President of Hult International Business School. “We are honored to host these young social entrepreneurs each year and support them as their ideas come to life.”
For more information about the Hult Prize visit http://www.hultprize.org.
For more information about Hult International Business School visit http://www.hult.edu
Contact:
Michael Lu / Michael.lu@hult.edu / +44(0)207-341-8659
Source: Hult International Business School

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March 17, 2014 at 3:31 pm

Broadridge and Lombard Risk form Strategic Alliance in the Collateral Management Sector

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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. and LONDON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), a leading provider of technology-driven solutions for financial firms and corporate issuers globally, together with Lombard Risk Management plc, (LSE:LRM), a leading provider of integrated collateral management, regulatory compliance and reporting solutions, today announced they have formed a global alliance to address changing industry needs in the collateral management sector.

In recent years, several factors such as global regulatory changes, tighter liquidity, a move towards greater transparency and the increasing cost of collateral have prompted firms to rethink their approach to collateral management. In response to these changing market dynamics, this strategic partnership will lead to the creation of powerful Broadridge integrated collateral management offerings, combining Lombard Risk’s best-in-breed technology with Broadridge’s industry-leading applications and infrastructure.

“Collateral management is a natural extension of Broadridge’s product portfolio. We process more than $5 trillion of fixed income and equity trades on average per day and have a significant inventory of data already residing on our platforms,” said Michael Hopkins, President of Securities Processing Solutions Fixed Income & Risk at Broadridge. “By partnering with Lombard Risk, we will deliver collateral management solutions that will provide capital markets and investment management firms with greater control over the changing market framework and create true strategic and economic value.”

“Through our COLLINE® collateral, clearing, repo and optimization technology we have achieved a market-leading position, with significant amounts of collateral being handled through our platform and several Tier 1 banks on our client list. We are delighted that our firm and technology have been chosen by Broadridge to power their collateral management platform. Our alliance will extend the use of Lombard Risk’s technology and our joint expertise within key markets and segments, particularly in the important North American market,” said John Wisbey, Founder and CEO of Lombard Risk.

About Broadridge

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and corporate issuers globally. Broadridge’s investor communications, securities processing and business process outsourcing solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge’s infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America, and processes more than $5 trillion in fixed income and equity trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 6,400 full-time associates in 13 countries.

For more information about Broadridge, please visit http://www.broadridge.com.

About Lombard Risk – http://www.lombardrisk.com (LSE: LRM)

Lombard Risk is a leading provider of integrated collateral management and liquidity, regulatory, transaction and MIS reporting solutions – enabling firms in the financial services industry to significantly improve their approach to managing the risk in their businesses.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in London, Lombard Risk has offices in New York and New Jersey in the US; Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo in Asia Pacific; and service centres in Atlanta, Cape Town, Luxembourg and Miami.

Our clients include banking businesses – over 30 of the world’s “Top 50” financial institutions – almost half of the banks operating in the UK, as well as investment firms, asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators, insurance firms and large corporations worldwide.
Media Contacts

Kate McGann Krista Eccleston Rebecca Bond
Broadridge Edelman Lombard Risk
+1-212-981-1395 +1-212-704-4438 +44 (0) 207 593 6796
katherine.mcgann@broadridge.com krista.eccleston@edelman.com rebecca.bond@lombardrisk.com
Source: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.

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March 17, 2014 at 12:55 pm

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Intermarine, LLC Officially Opens its Operations Center at Industrial Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel

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HOUSTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, Intermarine, LLC (“Intermarine”) officially opened its state of the art Operations Center at Industrial Terminal, the leading breakbulk terminal on the Houston Ship Channel. This landmark building is the only office building of its kind on the Ship Channel and houses Intermarine’s entire technical, operations, traffic and terminal teams.
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The Operations Center is located at 14035 Industrial Road in Houston, Texas, and is a five story, 13,311 square foot building just 200 feet from the Houston Ship Channel. The fourth floor houses a customer center with floor to ceiling windows and premium audio visual equipment from where customers will have sight lines to all of our main docks. “The idea is to have our customers be able to monitor the loading or unloading of their cargo from a comfortable space. We also encourage them to visit the ship, but in the event of weather or timing, they can get an up close view from our building. When the weather is nice, people can also visit the fifth floor observation deck. This allows an unobstructed, 360 degree, view from the Beltway all the way to downtown Houston,” Mark Johnson, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, said.
“This new Operations Center enables us to continue our plan of growth and expansion, but more importantly it gets all our operations, technical, port captain and traffic teams together in one location. Bringing these groups closer to our client’s cargo makes all of our processes more efficient. We are quicker to react, if needed, and able to give real time updates as to the activities at Industrial Terminal. The Center reinforces our commitment to providing our teams with the best resources to meet our customers’ needs,” added Al Stanley, President and CEO.
“The Operations Center is open to Houston business and industry groups for special events, as well. We already have a number of industry and business events on the calendar and welcome the opportunity to showcase this unique space in East Houston,” offered Melinda Liles, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications.
About Industrial Terminals:
Developed by Intermarine, Industrial Terminals is the largest project cargo port in the United States. Centered on 95 acres adjacent to the Houston Ship Channel, Industrial Terminals is designed to provide maximum flexibility for handling project and breakbulk cargoes to multiple trade lanes. Highlights of Industrial Terminals include: three deep water berths, 457 meter barge terminal with rail support, cargo marshaling capacity with covered warehousing, ITEX delivery service, IPACK export packing services, direct ship-to-rail access and Saturday receiving.
About Intermarine LLC:
Intermarine is a global leader in the transport of project and breakbulk cargoes. Founded in 1990, the company, through its subsidiaries and worldwide network of 18 offices, controls an international fleet of more than 45 vessels with lifting capacity up to 800 metric tons. Intermarine provides ocean transportation and marine logistics services with regular sailings in the Americas, West Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, plus inducement voyages to Australia and other international ports. The company operates the largest U.S. flag heavylift fleet and controls Industrial Terminals, the largest project cargo terminal in the United States. For more information please visit http://www.intermarineusa.com.
Contact
For additional information and interview requests please contact:
Melinda Liles
Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications
Intermarine, LLC
Phone: +1.281.885.3684
E-mail: Melinda.Liles@intermarineusa.com
Source: Intermarine, LLC

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March 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

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Operators who deploy LTE TDD will increase their Market Value with cost effective faster mobile broadband predicts Strategy Analytics

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— Harmonized Ecosystem is the Key to LTE TDD’s Global Scale
BOSTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — According to a new Strategy Analytics report “LTE TDD is Gaining Momentum in Mobile Broadband Market with Benefit from Harmonized Standard and Global Ecosystem” LTE is rapidly establishing itself as the global 4G standard to meet the rising demand for higher speed mobile broadband on new and existing spectrum, including unpaired or TDD spectrum. The Strategy Analytics report recommends that to fully leverage the unified LTE standard, the industry must seize the opportunity to create a harmonized ecosystem, supporting both LTE FDD and TDD products and solutions.
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The focus of 4G competition is moving from coverage to higher data speeds and increased capacity. Leading operators are now not only exploiting new frequency bands to deploy additional LTE carrier channels but also refarming existing spectrum. They are also exploring new spectrum to support future traffic growth. The 3.5GHz band looks to be a good candidate in near term where LTE TDD can provide either fixed or mobile broadband access.
“Sprint’s Spark program is the latest proof that LTE TDD offers an efficient solution for mobile operators to increase their broadband capacity using higher frequency bands, while refarming lower frequencies with LTE FDD to provide good coverage and spectral efficiency,” noted Guang Yang, Senior Analyst for Strategy Analytics Wireless Networks & Platforms. “Hybrid LTE FDD and TDD networks deployed in multiple frequency bands can help operators rapidly achieve a good balance between network coverage and capacity. For operators with more limited access to paired spectrum, TDD provides a good option to deploy 4G LTE while still leveraging common LTE networking equipment and devices, as long as deployment bands are globally or at least regionally harmonized.”
“The window of opportunity is open for LTE TDD’s global development,” added Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis. “The unified global 3GPP LTE standard provides significant technical commonality and a good foundation for commercial harmonization between both modes, but the ecosystem for LTE TDD does not yet quite match its FDD counterpart. The industry needs to pursue commercial products and solutions that support both TDD and FDD to achieve global scale economies.”
As a duplexing mode of the 3GPP LTE standard, LTE TDD shares the same network architecture, protocol stack and common physical layer technologies with LTE FDD systems. This enables tight and seamless interworking that should enable operators who implement an integrated FDD/TDD operation to reduce operating costs and provide users an enhanced experience that will increase their market value.
Strategy Analytics offers a complimentary copy of this report, which can be downloaded here: LTE TDD is Gaining Momentum in Mobile Broadband Market with Benefit from Harmonized Standard and Global Ecosystem.
About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for mobile, wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for operator and vendor success. http://www.StrategyAnalytics.com
US Contact, Sue Rudd, +1 617 614 0709, srudd@strategyanalytics.com
European Contact: Phil Kendall, +44(0) 1908 423 620, pkendall@strategyanalytics.com
China Contact: Guang Yang, +86 138 0137 2507, gyang@strategyanalytics.com
Source: Strategy Analytics

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March 17, 2014 at 11:28 am

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The Largest Jewelry Exhibition To Date in Istanbul; “Istanbul Jewelry Show March” 2014 Countdown Is Started

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ISTANBUL, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Turkey’s number one and the ultimate trading platform for worldwide jewelry industry professionals, “Istanbul Jewelry Show March”, organised by UBM Rotaforte will be held from 20 – 23 March 2014 at Istanbul Exhibition Center (CNR Expo).

The 4 day event will occupy more than 60,000 square metres of exhibition space in 6 halls and gather over 1,200 local and overseas exhibitors from 25 countries with an extensive display of Gold Jewelry, Diamond Jewelry, Diamonds & Pearls, Silver Jewelry, Mountings, Watches, Machinery, Tools & Equipment, Display Units, Packaging, Security Devices and Software just for industry professionals.

There will be 6 National and Group pavilions from Turkey, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Greece, UAE, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Thailand and USA.

As the 3rd largest manufacturer of gold jewelry and the 2nd biggest exporter of it in the world, Turkey serves around 80 countries in the region as a trading hub for countries in the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, Russian Federation and CIS, the Middle East, Black Sea, Caucasia and North Africa.

With Turkey’s strategic location,”Istanbul Jewelry Show March” is serving as the gateway for the world jewelry industry and provides a unique meeting platform to explore new business opportunities, an ideal place to source for a wide range of new products, and to discover the latest trends of gold, diamond, silver jewelry, gold mounting, gemstones, pearls and watches — with competitive price and quality to order for the new spring, summer, and autumn retail seasons.
Istanbul Jewelry Show – traffic inside the halls
Istanbul Jewelry Show – traffic inside the halls

Istanbul Jewelry Show – traffic inside the halls
Istanbul Jewelry Show – traffic inside the halls

The Turkish art and craft of jewellery, inspired by 5,000 years of cultural and historical heritage of Anatolia combined with the latest technology, outstanding craftsmanship, immense variety, flexible production capacity, excellent finishing quality, competitive prices and shortest delivery time make “Istanbul Jewelry Show March” an ideal place for sourcing products on every category of price and quality, from price point merchandise to high-end design jewelry.

Istanbul Jewelry Show March is supported by the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organisation (KOSGEB), Jewellery Exporters’ Association (JTR), certified by the Union of International Fairs (UFI) and the Quality Management System ISO-9001, ensuring that it represents an outstanding international trade event serving the fast growing domestic and international markets surrounding Turkey.
Istanbul Jewelry Show – meetings inside the booths
Istanbul Jewelry Show – meetings inside the booths

Istanbul Jewelry Show – meetings inside the booths
Istanbul Jewelry Show – meetings inside the booths

The exhibition halls are designed and grouped by product in order to save time and increase efficiency for buyers as they tour around. There will be international pavilions from Belgium, Italy, Germany, Greece, UAE, mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Thailand and USA.

For press enquiries, please contact:

Ebru SELVI, Marketing Communications Manager, UBM Rotaforte
Tel: +90 212 519 07 19
Fax: +90 212 513 3038
Email: ebru.selvi@ubm.com

Selda Arik, Marketing Communications Executive, UBM Rotaforte
Tel: +90 212 519 07 19
Fax: +90 212 513 30 38
Email: selda.arik@ubm.com

Editor’s Note

About UBM Rotaforte (www.ubmrotaforte.com)
UBM Rotaforte, a joint-venture company formed by UBM Asia and Rotaforte International Fairs Inc., owns the Istanbul Jewelry Show, an international exhibition for jewellery, gems , watches and related equipment. Now in its 29th year, the exhibition is held twice a year, in March and in October. Overall, the shows attract almost 60,000 visitors and 1,700 exhibitors, occupying net show floor space of more than 80.000 square metres. UBM Rotaforte also publishes a supporting magazine RFJ (in Turkish and English) and organises Turkish jewellery pavilions at a number of third-party events in Italy-Vicenza, U.A.E-Dubai, India-Mumbai, Thailand-Bangkok, Ukraine-Kiev, Czech Republic-Prague and Germany-Freiburg.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)
Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 19 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.
Source: UBM Rotaforte

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March 17, 2014 at 10:54 am

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