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Friday 6 June, 2014 Asthma experts from across Europe are uniting this week (7-11 June) in Copenhagen at the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress 2014 to tackle Europe's high asthma prevalence and death rates. The current outlook for asthma is bleak. Around 30 million people in Europe have the condition, and 14 EU countries feature in the worst 20 countries globally for asthma prevalence rates. Between now and 2020, if no major breakthroughs in research and the management of asthma are made, about 120,000 people in Europe will die as a result of asthma attacks, and 4 million people will be hospitalised. Not only that but the social and economic cost of asthma to Europe is high – productivity lost to asthma is estimated at 9.8 billion Euros per year. Experts are meeting as part of an EU-funded project called the European Asthma Research ... (more)

Plex Systems' Eighth Annual PowerPlex User Conference Illustrates Momentum of User Community Growth

Plex Systems Community Shares Best Practices, Learns about Plex Online and Maps Outlook for Manufacturing Industry AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Plex Systems, Inc., provider of Plex Online software for the manufacturing enterprise, hosted members of its user community at the PowerPlex 2009 User conference at the historic Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio the week of June 1. The three-day event presented opportunities for members of the Plex Systems community to learn about the product, share industry-leading best practices and hear a keynote address from Plex Systems CEO Mark Symonds on the current conditions and trends in the manufacturing industry, how Plex users are performing as compared to users of other manufacturing software systems, and the strength of the Software as a Service ERP software company. His message focused on the suc... (more)

Staffing Industry Analysts and Littler Mendelson Form an Alliance to Monitor Contingent Workforce Related Legal Decisions

LOS ALTOS, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Staffing Industry Analysts, the nation's premier provider of market intelligence and advisory services about the contingent workforce, today announced an alliance with Littler Mendelson, the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management. "Staffing Industry Analysts is very excited to work with Littler Mendelson on monitoring the legal, legislative, and regulatory environment affecting companies who use or supply contingent labor," said Ron Mester, Managing Director of Staffing Industry Analysts. "Staying abreast of these issues is one of the critical challenges for corporations who use temporary workers/independent contractors and for staffing firms. The monthly advisory report that will be produced will help these companies to not only stay on top of these issues, but to understand key imp... (more)

Vectren Files Electric Rate Case; Requests Rate Design and Customer Programs to Support Energy Efficiency Efforts

EVANSVILLE, IN -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/09 -- Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) (NYSE: VVC) today filed a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) for a base rate increase for its southwestern Indiana electric utility. The regulatory filing requests approval of the increase to address capital investments in its energy delivery infrastructure, a modified electric rate structure that facilitates a partnership between the company and customers to pursue energy efficiency and conservation, and new energy efficiency programs to complement those currently offered for natural gas customers. More than half of the request to increase rates is driven by the need to recover costs associated with the roughly $325 million spent in infrastructure construction within the past three years that was needed in its seven-county service territory... (more)

Nippon Avionics Introduces YAG Laser Welder Series; 5 Models Launched Simultaneously

TOKYO, Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NEC Corporation's subsidiary, Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Avio"), introduced a new series of YAG Precision Laser Welders to the market on January 17. The new LW-Y Series of YAG Laser Welders weld metal to metal without contact for use in the manufacturing of electronic equipment, electronic components and automobile parts. Objective of Product Introduction Avio is a comprehensive manufacturer of micro-joining equipment offering a wide range of products based on various micro-joining technologies including resistance welding of metal components, soldering of electronic components and welding of plastic components. In the area of welding of metal components, Avio has enhanced micro-joining solutions by simultaneously introducing five (5) new models of non-contact-type YAG laser welders, thus expanding Avio's extensive ... (more)

Active Network Appoints Kevin Biggs as Executive Vice President of Global Technology Sales

The Active Network, Inc. (NYSE:ACTV), the leading provider of organization-based cloud computing applications, today announced the appointment of Kevin Biggs in the role of executive vice president of global technology sales. As such, Biggs will lead the Company’s global technology sales organization spanning more than 25 offices worldwide. “Our market opportunity, coupled with our recent pace of growth, requires focused executive leadership and deep market expertise,” said Dave Alberga, CEO of Active Network. “Kevin brings significant international experience growing revenue through complex sales in large enterprise accounts, as well as developing new customers through multiple routes-to-market. We’re very pleased to welcome him to the team.” Prior to joining Active Network, Biggs was responsible for all sales and support functions at Blue Coat Systems, Inc., a lea... (more)

WAVE Management AG Chooses SimCorp Dimension

WAVE Management AG, the asset management unit of the German VHV insurance group with over €14bn in assets under management, has chosen SimCorp Dimension as its future investment management system. The Hannover-based company will be using SimCorp Dimension in the areas of portfolio management, compliance, risk management and performance measurement. In addition, the data needed to comply with Solvency II will be delivered by the system. SimCorp Dimension will be used for WAVE Management AG’s entire book of records and will enable look-through into underlying securities of externally managed funds so that the firm will know its total exposure. WAVE Management AG expects the number of manual processes to be reduced significantly: “We will be relying on SimCorp Dimension as the market-leading software of an established and reliable provider,” explains Dr. Lars Rothe, ... (more)

ViewSonic Named to CRN's 2013 5-Star Partner Program Guide

WALNUT, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/25/13 -- ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced it has once again been named to CRN's 2013 Partner Program Guide, and awarded a 5-Star Partner rating. The CRN Partner Program Guide is the definitive listing of manufacturers and software publishers that service solution providers or provide products to the IT Channel. The guide recognizes those vendors who have channel programs and derive a portion of their sales through the indirect IT Channel. The 5-Star Partner Program rating recognizes an elite subset of Partner Program Guide vendors who give solution providers the best partnering elements in their channel programs. The list methodology is based on objective criteria that takes into account each vendor's investments in program offerings, partner pr... (more)

Vigil Health Solutions Reports Revenue/Bookings Growth and Profitable Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Results

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/18/13 -- Vigil Health Solutions Inc. ("Vigil") (TSX VENTURE:VGL) announces the results of operations for the fiscal year and the fourth quarter, ending March 31, 2013. Highlights -- Earnings of $153 thousand for fiscal 2013 compared to a loss of $425 thousand in fiscal 2012. -- Positive EBIDTA of $207 thousand compared to negative EBITDA of $399 thousand in fiscal 2012. -- Revenue up 11% to $3.74 million compared to $3.37 million in the year ended March 31, 2012. -- Sales bookings were up 18% for the year to $4.41 million compared to $3.73 million in the year ended March 31, 2012. -- Gross margin percentage was 49% compared to 46% for fiscal 2012. -- Operating expenditures down 14% to $1.69 million from $1.98 million for year ended March 31, 2012. -- Completed development and deployment of the Vigil ZLink, a componen... (more)

Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Announces Record Revenue, EBITDA and Net Income for the Second Quarter of 2013 and the Opening of a New West Virginia Satellite Branch

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/13 -- Aveda Transportation and Energy Services Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AVE) ("Aveda" or the "Company"), a leading provider of oilfield hauling services and equipment rentals to the energy industry, today announced record revenue, Adjusted EBITDA(1) and net income for the six and three months ended June 30, 2013. 2013 Second Quarter Business Highlights -- Revenue for the three months ended June 30, 2013 grew by $2.2 million to $20.0 million, compared with revenue of $17.8 million for the same period in 2012; -- Reported 13 consecutive quarters of record revenue growth as compared to the same period of the prior year; -- Generated net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013 of $0.4 million, an increase of $1.2 million compared to a $0.8 million loss for the same period in 2012. Net income per share increased to $0.04 compare... (more)

New research highlights potential for technology to help fuel significant revenue and job growth by SMEs

DENPASAR, Indonesia, Oct. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tech-savvy small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) created more new jobs and drove more revenue gains over the past three years than SMEs using little technology, according to new research commissioned by Microsoft Corp. and independently conducted by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm and a leading adviser on business strategy. (Logo: The BCG report, Ahead of the Curve: Lessons on Technology and Growth From Small Business Leaders, which is being published Saturday, found there is potential for SME revenue to grow by a combined $770 billion in the five primary countries if more SMEs could achieve the growth rates of those SMEs that use modern IT.1 These same SMEs could add some 6.2 million new jobs in those countries alone. Wha... (more)