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Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc. Announces Joint Venture with MRS Holdings Limited for Purposes of Developing Commercial Hydrokinetic Energy Projects in West Africa

Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc. Announces Joint Venture with MRS Holdings Limited for Purposes of Developing Commercial Hydrokinetic Energy Projects in West Africa
2011-02-17
Hydro Alternative Energy, Inc. ("HAE" or the "Company"), a renewable energy company, announced today that HAE and MRS Holdings Limited, a Nigerian corporation ("MRS") and major diversified holding company involved in oil and gas, shipping, and other businesses, have entered into a joint venture agreement to develop hydrokinetic energy projects in the West Africa region. Such joint venture arrangement follows the previously announced binding letter of intent between HAE and MRS to secure and develop such hydrokinetic water power projects in the West Africa region. HAE ...

Japanese Traditional Handicrafts e-Magazine - SYU.HA.RI - Now Available on Apple App store - Rich Interactive Experience by HTLM5

Japanese Traditional Handicrafts e-Magazine - SYU.HA.RI - Now Available on Apple App store - Rich Interactive Experience by HTLM5
2011-02-17
Computer Engineering & Consulting, Ltd.*1 is today pleased to introduce SYU.HA.RI - Japanese Traditional Handicrafts e-Magazine for iPad, produced by Japancraft.jp*2 committee - as its first issue in both English and Korean versions, adding to the Japanese version released last January. Arts or Crafts? Sometimes you find indescribable beauty in Japanese Traditional Handicrafts. Why are appearance and presence so special? SYU.HA.RI is an interactive eBook iPad app that introduces Japanese traditional handicrafts and their craftsmanship. Each volume picks up a couple ...

JMD Records/INGrooves/Universal Music Group Signs New Jersey Rock Band Burning Red Sun

JMD Records/INGrooves/Universal Music Group Signs New Jersey Rock Band Burning Red Sun
2011-02-17
JMD Records, a division of INGrooves/Universal Music Group, has just announced that they have signed Burning Red Sun, a New Jersey indie alt rock band, to a recording contract based on the success of their debut album, Living on the Edge of Time. "We're really excited because JMD is part of the largest record label group in the world. Their reissue of our album in EP form will mean mass distribution," says Ken "the Laser" Lazorchak, leader of Burning Red Sun and a veteran of the Jersey rock scene. "Someone from JMD heard us on an indie music radio show, and thought ...

Corcentric Presents 'AP Automation Alternatives: The Difference Between SaaS, Cloud, and On-Premise Solutions' as Part of Their Educational Webinar Series

2011-02-17
Corcentric, a leading provider of Accounts Payable automation solutions, today announced a new live Webinar: AP Automation Alternatives: The Difference Between SaaS, Cloud, and On-Premise Solutions. This one-hour Webinar will take place on Thursday, February 24th at 2:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM PST. Rob DeVincent, Vice President of Product Marketing for Corcentric, is the Webinar's featured speaker. He will discuss the following topics, which will help AP professionals understand the differentiating factors between SaaS, Cloud, and On-Premise Accounts Payable automation solutions. ...

Corcentric Launches New Accounts Payable Automation Website, www.corcentric.com

2011-02-17
Corcentric, a leading provider of Accounts Payable automation solutions, today announced the launch of its newly-redesigned website, www.corcentric.com. Corcentric.com aims to provide online visitors with up-to-the minute information about Accounts Payable and Financial Process automation technologies, and embodies Corcentric's vision and commitment to be the leading Accounts Payable automation solution delivered through a cloud/SaaS model. The new Website features a more streamlined user experience with expanded search capabilities and a more intuitive navigation. ...

Napa Technology Announces Universal Design Module For WineStation Unit; Enhanced Product Provides 'Try Before You Buy' Access To All

2011-02-17
Napa Technology, designer and manufacturer of the WineStation, an intelligent wine dispensing and preservation solution, today announced the launch of its new product, The Accuserve Smartcard Universal Design Module. "We strive to provide our customers and partners with the solutions that will enhance their business and achieve their goals," states Morris Taradalsky, Vice President of Engineering and Support. "This design advancement creates lap-level access to all the features of the WineStation, including easy to read LCD screens and the AccuServe Smartcard reader." The ...

Latest Technologies for Corrections to be Revealed at June National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center Conference

Latest Technologies for Corrections to be Revealed at June National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center Conference
2011-02-17
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Innovative Technologies for Corrections Conference, hosted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) June 12-14, 2011 at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN. According to Joe Russo, Director of the NLECTC - Corrections Technology Center of Excellence, the conference will provide participants with a unique opportunity to learn from their colleagues about the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies, to get a glimpse at technologies on the horizon and to network with technology providers ...

Cruise.com Announces Freedom Evolution Cruise- Sailing Round Trip to Egypt

2011-02-17
Cruise.com, one of the Internet's largest cruise specialists, announced it will be hosting a special cruise on board Azamara Club Cruises' Azamara Quest, sailing from Ain Sukhna, Egypt on Nov 17, 2011 for 10 nights. The special group will be themed 'Freedom Evolution'. The ship is scheduled to visit Sharm El Sheikh (Egypt), Safaga (Egypt), Al Aqaba (Jordan) and Eilat (Israel) before returning back to Ain Sukhna. At each port of call, the ship will remain docked overnight, giving guests on this extraordinary itinerary the chance to experience the local cultures, historical ...

OpSuite and Retail Hero Release SellNOW POS for OpSuite

OpSuite and Retail Hero Release SellNOW POS for OpSuite
2011-02-17
OpSuite LLC and Retail Hero officially announced SellNOW at Retail Realm's Microsoft Dynamics Resellers and Users Conference the weekend of January 29-30 2011. SellNOW, combined with OpSuite Retail Management Software make up a complete Retail Solution for retailers of any size. SellNOW, available through OpSuite and its resellers, is a flexible POS interface which can handle the large range of checkout register requirements. OpSuite and SellNOW significantly cut the costs of implementation and maintenance associated with retail management software solutions. Maintenance ...

Rx-Webmasters.Com Goes International Offering Brand-Name Prescription Drugs at Their Cost Price

Rx-Webmasters.Com Goes International Offering Brand-Name Prescription Drugs at Their Cost Price
2011-02-17
Rx-webmasters.com is celebrating yet another improvement: its services are available to customers residing in other countries of the world besides the US. The decision was made based on the numerous requests from customers that demonstrated interest in affordable prices and high quality of service. Due to the efficient SEO service provided by Syllainc.com, Rx-webmasters is known in different countries of the world as a reliable supplier of cheap generic medications of invariably high quality, including efficient Viagra online. To make sure delivery takes no longer than ...

The deVere Group Sponsors Alex Flynn in 10 Million Metres Challenge for Charity

2011-02-17
Just over 2 years ago Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson's disease and is undertaking this monumental challenge that will take him across cities, counties, countries and continents, all over the world in pursuit of raising awareness and vital funding towards finding a cure for a disease that effects millions across the globe. Flynn will be crossing all types of terrain including desert, mountains and even open water, driving himself far beyond his limits in a feat of endurance to complete 10 million metres in pursuit of raising in excess of GBP1 million ...

Game on! Instructional design researcher works to make learning fun

2011-02-16
It's a frustrating problem for many of today's parents: Little Jacob or Isabella is utterly indifferent to schoolwork during the day but then happily spends all evening engrossed in the latest video game. The solution isn't to banish the games, says one Florida State University researcher. A far better approach, advises Valerie J. Shute, is to make the learning experience more enjoyable by creating video games into which educational content and assessment tools have been surreptitiously added — and to incorporate such games into school curricula. To Jacob and Isabella, ...

Scott & White Healthcare -- Round Rock performing surgery without incisions for heartburn

2011-02-16
Millions of Americans, or 10 percent of the population, suffers from daily heartburn or other symptoms of reflux such as regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness and dental erosions. Until recently, many of these patients faced either a lifetime of daily medications, incomplete resolution, or worsening of their symptoms while treatment options were often limited to surgery. Scott & White Healthcare – Round Rock is offering a new procedure to patients who meet specific requirements and are generally not doing well on daily medications known as Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs). ...

International team of scientists says it's high 'NOON' for microwave photons

International team of scientists says its high NOON for microwave photons
2011-02-16
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– An important milestone toward the realization of a large-scale quantum computer, and further demonstration of a new level of the quantum control of light, were accomplished by a team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara and in China and Japan. The study, published in the Feb. 7 issue of the journal Physical Review Letters, involved scientists from Zhejiang University, China, and NEC Corporation, Japan. The experimental effort was pursued in the research groups of UCSB physics professors Andrew Cleland and John Martinis. The team described how ...

Science investments in Obama's 2012 budget request endorsed by Earth and space scientists

2011-02-16
WASHINGTON -- The American Geophysical Union (AGU) today endorses President Barack Obama's 2012 budget request, specifically noting its recognition of the critical impact scientific research has on economic competitiveness, national security and public health. AGU is the world's largest organization of Earth and space scientists. "While the need to reduce the national debt is real, support for scientific research and engineering is absolutely critical to U.S. innovation and job creation," said Michael J. McPhaden, AGU's President. "As we search for the solutions ...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers develop techniques to manipulate plant adaption in arid climates

2011-02-16
BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, February 15, 2011 – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers have developed techniques to manipulate root development functionality that can help plants better adapt to hostile growing environments. In a recent paper published in the prestigious journal The Plant Cell, BGU researchers were able show that by manipulating a specific gene they could impact lateral root growth. Lateral root (LR) development is a highly regulated process that determines a plant's growth and ability to adapt to life in different environmental conditions. The researchers ...

APS concurs with science emphasis in President Obama's Fiscal Year 2012 budget

2011-02-16
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Physical Society (APS) agrees with President Obama's emphasis on science in his proposed Fiscal Year 2012 budget. His priorities keep the nation on a path of scientific advancement, technological innovation and economic growth. APS is pleased that the President's budget maintains a doubling path for the three scientific agencies that are crucial to our nation's future competitiveness – the Department of Energy's Office of Science, the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Scientists, who receive ...

Extinction predictor 'will help protect coral reefs'

2011-02-16
More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found. (Local extinction refers to the loss of species from individual locations, while they continue to persist elsewhere across their range.) A new predictive method developed by an international team of marine scientists has found that a third of reef fishes studied across the Indian Ocean are potentially vulnerable to increasing stresses on the reefs due to climate change. The method also gives coral reef ...

Scientists discover cell of origin for childhood muscle cancer

2011-02-16
PORTLAND, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital have defined the cell of origin for a kind of cancer called sarcoma. In a study published today as the Featured Article in the journal Cancer Cell, they report that childhood and adult sarcomas are linked in their biology, mutations and the cells from which these tumors first start. These findings may lead to non-chemotherapy medicines that can inhibit "molecular targets" such as growth factor receptors, thereby stopping or eradicating the disease. Childhood muscle cancer, ...

Study: Native Hawaiians at higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke at younger age

2011-02-16
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders may be at higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke at a younger age and more likely to have diabetes compared to other ethnicities, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011. "Racial differences in stroke risk factors have been well-studied in Hispanic and African-American populations, but this is the first study to address people of Native Hawaiian ethnicity," said study author Kazuma Nakagawa, MD, with ...

How genetic variations in neuroactive steroid-producing enzymes may influence drinking habits

2011-02-16
Contact: Jonathan Covault, M.D., Ph.D. jocovault@uchc.edu 860-679-7560 University of Connecticut School of Medicine A. Leslie Morrow, Ph.D. morrow@med.unc.edu 919-966-7682 University of North Carolina School of Medicine Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research How genetic variations in neuroactive steroid-producing enzymes may influence drinking habits Alcohol dependence (AD) may develop through alcohol's effects on neural signaling. Researchers have found that neuroactive steroids may mediate some of the effects of alcohol on γ-aminobutyric ...

Why problem drinking during adolescence is never a 'phase'

2011-02-16
Contact: Richard J. Rose, Ph.D. rose@indiana.edu 812-855-8770 Indiana University Matt McGue, Ph.D. mmcgue@tfs.psych.umn.edu 612-625-8305 University of Minnesota Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Why problem drinking during adolescence is never a 'phase' The Rutgers Alcohol Problem Index (RAPI) is widely used to assess adolescent drinking-related problems. Researchers used adolescent RAPI scores to
examine diagnoses of alcohol dependence during young adulthood. More drinking-related problems experienced at age 18 were associated ...

Density of neighborhood liquor stores is especially risky for African-Americans who drink

2011-02-16
Contact: Katherine P. Theall, Ph.D. ktheall@tulane.edu 504-988-4535 Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Density of neighborhood liquor stores is especially risky for African-Americans who drink Previous studies have shown a strong link between neighborhood alcohol environments and outcomes such as drunk driving and violence. This study investigated linkages between neighborhood liquor stores, on-premise outlets, convenience stores, and supermarket densities and at-risk drinking among African ...

Alcohol's disruptive effects on sleep may be more pronounced among women

2011-02-16
Contact: Ian Demsky idemsky@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research Alcohol's disruptive effects on sleep may be more pronounced among women Researchers have known for decades that alcohol can initially deepen sleep during the early part of the night but then disrupt sleep during the latter part of the night; this is called a "rebound effect." A new study of the influence of gender and family history of alcoholism on sleep has found that intoxication can increase feelings of sleepiness while at the same time ...

Analysis of violent deaths of Iraqi civilians between 2003-2008

2011-02-16
A paper published in this week's issue of PLoS Medicine provides the most detailed assessment thus far of civilian deaths in the course of the recent Iraq war. Madelyn Hsiao-Rei Hicks from King's College London, UK and colleagues analyzed data from Iraq Body Count (IBC), a nongovernmental project that collates media reports of deaths of individual Iraqi civilians and cross-checks these reports with data from hospitals, morgues, nongovernmental organizations, and official figures. The authors studied 92,614 Iraqi civilian direct deaths from the IBC database that occurred ...
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