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The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick and partners launch the SmartATLANTIC buoy project in Saint John SAINT JOHN, NB, Aug. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Rodney Weston, Member of Parliament for Saint John, on behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, the Honourable Trevor Holder, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, on behalf of the Honourable Claude Williams, New Brunswick Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, along with other project partners, announced funding for the SmartATLANTIC Saint John buoy project to help improve the efficiency, safety and environmental stewardship of marine transportation in the Bay of Fundy. In line with measures already taken to strengthen Canada's tanker safety system, this project will help to further modernize Canada's marine navigation system by providing accurate and real-time meteorological/hydr... (more)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BP, ConocoPhilips, Baker Hughes, Halliburton and Schlumberger

CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the BP plc (NYSE:BP-Free Report), ConocoPhilips (NYSE:COP-Free Report), Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI-Free Report), Halliburton Co. (NYSE:HAL-Free Report) and Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB-Free Report). Today, Zacks is promoting its ''Buy'' stock recommendations. Get #1Stock of the Day pick for free. Here are highlights from Thursday's Analyst Blog: U.S. Puts 400K Acres of GoM Offshore Energy on Tap Power hungry U.S. is expanding its domestic presence to tap offshore oil resources. This is a prudent move considering the U.S. agency of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) assessment that t... (more)

Surfrider Foundation Opposes Obama Administration Five-Year Plan to Open Offshore Drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic

SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwired - January 27, 2015) - Today, the Federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) released its Draft Five Year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2017 through 2022, which includes plans for offshore drilling in the Mid- and South Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Arctic oceans. The Surfrider Foundation, a leading non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches, is deeply dismayed by the decision. Pete Stauffer, Senior Ocean Program Manager for the Surfrider Foundation, issued the following statement in reaction to the decision:  "The Surfrider Foundation is strongly opposed to the expansion of offshore drilling off the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. It is a dirty and dangerous practice that threatens the health of our oceans and coastal commu... (more)

Moneyball, Big Data, The Internet of Things and Enterprise Mobility

"In business, economics and other fields decisions will increasingly be based on data and analysis rather than on experience and intuition...we can start being a lot more scientific," predicts Professor Erik Brynjolfsson, from MIT's Sloan School of Management in a New York Times article The Age of Big Data, February 12, 2012.  This is the "Moneyball" approach to business.  Use the data, massive volumes of data, to find the truth, rather than lean on intuition.  In the past this was possible, but the long time frames required to find answers made it impractical for real-time decision making. Just like in the movie Moneyball, large volumes of data hide truths that are not easily apparent without in-depth analysis.  These truths can lead us to competitive advantages, increased productivity, efficiencies and completely new and different ways of conducting business.  "Data... (more)

Louisiana Gets Its Own Green Cloud Computing Infrastructure

Let's be honest, lately there hasn't been a lot of good news coming out of Louisiana, the gulf coast has taken quite the beating with the economic fallout from the BP oil spill. Finally we have some good news for the region. They now have their very own Cloud IaaS platform based in Lafayette, Louisiana -- a City that is quickly emerging as one of the best and most connected in the country. Technology initiatives have helped fuel the region’s thriving business environment while building up a tech-savvy community. The City of Lafayette developed the nation’s largest and most robust municipally-owned fiber optic broadband infrastructure delivering 100 Megabit per second (Mbps) peer-to-peer broadband network within its city limits; another confirmation of lightening fast data connections and forward thinking. Businesses in this creative environment are joining forces with... (more)

NRK media day – Michael T. Jones of Google

I am at the Norwegian national broadcasting company’s meeting. 1,500 people from all sides of the company. The day opens with someone who seems to be fulfilling the role of jester — a woman dressed in a flamboyantly orange dress, eliciting laughs and applause, including by lifting her skirts and sticking Michael T. Jones’ head into her bosom. (Jones, Google’s Chief Technology Advocate, is there as the morning keynoter). The comedian introduced a woman who seemed to deliver a poem — the morning has been in Norwegian so far — and now, after offering Jones another head boob, the morning begins. In other words, so far just another boring American-style conference. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly. Not running a spellpchecker. Manglin... (more)

The Global Market for M2M Devices Is Huge!

The global market for machine-to-machine (M2M) device connections will grow from 62 million devices in 2010 to 2.1 billion devices in 2020, according to a new report from Analysys Mason (London, UK). With a year-on-year growth rate of between 36 percent and 52 percent.  M2M is predicted to be one of the fastest growing wireless connectivity sectors in the next decade.  Wireless M2M Sensors  Some of the biggest enterprise M2M markets are the following:  energy and utilities security and surveillance health care and acute disease tracking in vehicle GPS and entertainment systems It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the above-listed markets are huge!  M2M is another category of enterprise mobility that takes advantage of mobile technologies and miniaturized sensors and monitoring equipment to send and receive data wirelessly to and from a centralized s... (more)

ProfNet Experts Available on State of the Union, Disaster Response, More

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues in your coverage area. If you are interested in interviewing any of the experts, please contact them via the contact information at the end of the listing. To receive these updates by email, send a note to [email protected] with the industries you cover, and we'll add you to the appropriate edition.  If you are in need of additional experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] EXPERT ALERTS Disaste... (more)

Dassault Systèmes’ DraftSight Surpasses One Million Downloads!

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA) (Paris:DSY), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today that DraftSight has surpassed one million downloads. Over the past year since the launch of the no-cost 2D CAD product, users have been gravitating – from every area of the world – towards DraftSight and utilizing its functionality for all types of CAD creations. From evaluating tools to help with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill clean up to developing beautiful yachts, users worldwide have implemented DraftSight in resourceful and inspiring ways. Schools across the globe have also offered DraftSight to students. In Utah, engineering students at Weber State University utilized DraftSight in the creation of a Hovercraft Autonomous Target Vehicle (HATV) developed for possible use in U.S. Air Force pilot training. Every mo... (more)

ProfNet Roundup: 2013 Commencement Speakers

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2013 commencement season upon us, following is a list of speakers who will be addressing graduates at universities and colleges that are part of the ProfNet network. If you are in need of experts, you can also submit a query to the hundreds of thousands of experts in our network. You can filter your request by institution type and geographic location to get the most targeted responses. The best part? It's free! Just fill out the query form to get started. If you have any questions or need assistance with any aspect of ProfNet, please drop us a note at [email protected] 2013 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS May 9 Richland College, Dallas Keynote speaker: Dr. Sam Tinsley, professor of developmental mathematics, who is the college's 2013 Fulltime Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award recipient. The ceremony will take place Thursday,... (more)

Ethical and Environmental Funds: "Heroes and Villains"

LONDON, August 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Barchester Green Investment Limited (Barchester), the UK's leading ethical and environmental financial adviser, released today their list of the current 'Heroes and Villains' amongst the ethical and environmental funds. Jonathon Clark, Director of Barchester Green, explained, "Twenty years ago, Barchester used to publish a list for our clients of 'First, Second and Third Division' ethical and environmental funds. Now, owing to environmental disasters, and an increasing awareness of environmental and CSR issues, our clients are asking for these listings again. Today's investors with non-financial criteria differ significantly from those in the '90s in that the major issues then were political and social e.g. apartheid and armaments, whereas now the emphasis is more on seeking positive and sustainable solutions to environmental ... (more)