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TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/08/09 -- Preachers Coffee, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PRCF) (PINKSHEETS: PCIO) and MODERN ENERGY CORP. (PINKSHEETS: MDRG) and (FRANKFURT: ME2C) announced the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement on the Technical Management and Operating Contract of a 36,103 Acres of Agricultural and Forest Land which is under a Community-Based Forest Management Agreement (CBFMA) of the Government of the Philippines, in partnership with the Manobo Indigenous Community Cooperative on Mindanao island in the Philippines. The Joint Venture Agreement has a 25 Year CBFMA Contract and an indefinite extension since it was appropriated in an Ancestral Domain Land Management for the Manobo Indigenous Communities. The Manobo Indigenous Communities has the Ancestral Domain Rights to the land and their Community Cooperative was for purposes of Agricultural and Forest Managem... (more)

2G CENERGY Produces First Dedicated Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine Powered CHP

St. Augustine, FL, June 05, 2013 --(PR.com)-- 2G CENERGY announced that the 2G Group began production of dedicated hydrogen fueled CHP (combined heat and power) cogeneration systems with 6- and 12-cylinder engines, making it the first CHP manufacturer in the world to do so. “These engines represent a significant milestone in 2G's research and engine development efforts in hydrogen technology,” said Christian Grotholt, President & CEO of 2G Energy AG. “We have learned a great deal about hydrogen powered internal combustion engines during the development phase of this engine family.” 2G's hydrogen internal combustion engine family is much more than just an advanced production engine. These CHP systems are specially prepared to burn hydrogen as a fuel, but are based on the same modular engine series that powers many 2G CHP products fueled by natural gas, biogas, or other... (more)

Is Agile Killing Enterprise Architecture?

Earlier this month, author, IT strategist, and pyromaniac Charles Betz wrote a column for The Data Administration Newsletter that asked the question, “Is Agile killing enterprise architecture?” Not satisfied with a minor campfire, I figured I’d fan the flames, so I posted links to the article to several EA-focused groups on LinkedIn. Little did I know at the time the conflagration that would result. Clearly this question found some dry combustibles. Time to fetch the gasoline and provide my take on this question. What could possibly go wrong? Definitions and Elbows – Everybody’s Got a Couple Over the years I’ve written on numerous topics, but the one topic that’s sure to get the most comments is enterprise architecture (EA) – especially if the definition of EA is in question. It seems there’s nothing an enterprise architect likes to do more in this world than opine ... (more)

Toyota Brings 'Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience' to the Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, Iowa, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota is bringing its nationwide tour called "Highway to the Future: Mobile Hybrid Experience," to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa on August 9-19, 2007. The tour is designed to provide consumers with a firsthand opportunity to experience automotive hybrid technology. The tour, which will run 18 months, debuted Jan. 11, 2007 at the San Jose International Auto Show and is traveling to more than 150 events throughout the country. Consumers will have an opportunity to test Toyota's Hybrid Synergy Drive system and learn about hybrid technology through a number of interactive educational exhibits. "Most people have heard of hybrid technology and probably have a vague idea of how it works, but few have actually driven a hybrid and or taken an up-close look at its operation," said Keith Dahl, Toyota's National Engagement M... (more)

AEP, GE Energy Will Pursue Development, Integration, Deployment of Enhanced Energy Delivery, Advanced Metering Technologies

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Electric Power and GE Energy, a business unit of General Electric , will pursue the development, integration and deployment of advanced energy delivery infrastructure and metering technologies in an agreement that will enhance the consumer's ability to control and reduce electricity costs as well as improve the overall efficiency of electricity use. The companies have signed a memorandum of understanding and are continuing discussions to reach a definitive agreement to develop technology platforms and programs that will transform how electricity is delivered to -- and used by -- consumers. The AEP-GE initiative "is the first in the industry to address the full energy pathway from the power plant to the home," said Michael G. Morris, AEP's chairman, president and chief executive officer. AEP will deploy advan... (more)

ICE Reports Increase in Futures Volume for July 2009; ADV up 34% in July and 10% Year-to-Date; Record Monthly Volume, ADV and Open Interest at ICE Futures Europe; ICE Clear Europe Launches CDS Clearing

ATLANTA, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, today reported strong July 2009 volume. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE's futures markets was 1,012,437 contracts, an increase of 34% from July 2008. Year-to-date through July 31, 2009, ADV across ICE's futures exchanges was 1,015,405 contracts, an increase of 10% compared to the same period of 2008. Total futures volume for the month of July was 22.3 million contracts. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090727/CL51999LOGO ) ICE Futures Europe(R) established monthly volume and ADV records of 15,769,521 contracts and 716,796 contracts, respectively, and month-end open interest reached a record 2,778,885 contracts, an increase of 32% from December 31, 2008. Volu... (more)

PVI Holdings, de Amerikaanse dochteronderneming van Pon Holdings B.V., een in Nederland gevestigde besloten vennootschap, heeft vandaag aangekondigd dat het Carter Chambers, LLC gekocht heeft

JACKSONVILLE, Florida, January 7 /PRNewswire/ -- PVI Holdings, de Amerikaanse dochteronderneming van Pon Holdings B.V. heeft Carter Chambers LLC gekocht voor een bedrag dat niet bekend is gemaakt. Carter Chambers, LLC zal in 2010 zijn activiteiten fuseren met de Desselle-Maggard Corporation. Beide bedrijven hebben hun hoofdkwartieren in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, en zullen producten, diensten en het talent van 400 medewerkers combineren en zo een van de grootste leveranciers van industriële automatisering en klepoplossingen in het zuidoosten van de VS vormen. De strategische overeenkomst zal turn-key reparatiediensten bieden op het gebied van controle, kleppen voor drukverlichting, kwartdraai automatisering en een grote keuze aan aanvullende instrumentatie en controleproducten en dat doen op 14 plaatsen overal in het zuidoosten van de VS. Het netwerk van plaatsen zal... (more)

Transamerica Tour 2010 Arrives in Los Angeles 'Driving Across the World Without a Drop of Gasoline'

CENTURY CITY, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary long-distance natural gas driver Rainer Zietlow made a pit stop in Los Angeles yesterday at the Century Plaza Hotel to speak with journalists and alternative fuel industry stakeholders about his natural-gas marathon tour, the longest in the world. Zietlow plans on completing the Transamerican tour by motoring into Barrow, Alaska during the first week of April. Remarkably, the entire tour will be powered exclusively by compressed natural gas (CNG). Zietlow began stage one of his world tour by first driving from the Atlantic Ocean (Lisbon, Portugal) to the Pacific Ocean (ending in Tokyo). Stage two consists of a drive from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska. By the end of this road trip, spanning over 24,855 miles, Zietlow and his team will have driven the world's two longest roads - Russia's "Amur Transcontinental" ... (more)

Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast Projects 18-Fold Growth in Global Mobile Internet Data Traffic From 2011 to 2016

SAN JOSE, CA and LONDON -- (Marketwire) -- 02/14/12 -- (NASDAQ: CSCO) - According to the Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2011 to 2016, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold over the next five years, reaching 10.8 exabytes per month -- or an annual run rate of 130 exabytes -- by 2016. The expected sharp increase in mobile traffic is due, in part, to a projected surge in the number of mobile Internet-connected devices, which will exceed the number of people on earth (2016 world population estimate of 7.3 billion; source: United Nations). During 2011-2016 Cisco anticipates that global mobile data traffic will outgrow global fixed data traffic by three times. The forecast predicts an annual run rate of 130 exabytes of mobile data traffic, equivalent to: 33 billion DVDs. 4.3 quadrillion MP3 files (music/audio). 81... (more)

Provident Announces Record Fourth Quarter, Record 2011 Annual Results, Updated Hedging Position and the March Cash Dividend

All values are in Canadian dollars. CALGARY, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Provident Energy Ltd. (Provident) (TSX: PVE) (NYSE: PVX) today announced its 2011 fourth quarter interim and audited 2011 annual financial and operating results, updated hedging information and the March cash dividend. "Provident delivered record fourth quarter and record 2011 Adjusted EBITDA(1), driven by very strong NGL market fundamentals and our aggressive business development efforts," said President and Chief Executive Officer, Doug Haughey. "Furthermore, with the significant increase in growth capital deployment opportunities, we are well positioned to drive new fee-for-service earnings in the future." Fourth Quarter Summary Gross operating margin grew by seven percent to $122 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, up from $113 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, reflecting higher ... (more)

Ballast Nedam Annual Results 2011: Higher Profit and Good Starting Position

NIEUWEGEIN, The Netherlands, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Operating profit rises to € 19 million (2010: € 18 million) Profit for the period up: € 9 million (2010: € 7 million) Revenue stable at € 1.4 billion (2010: € 1.4 billion) Better-filled order book of € 1.9 billion (2010: € 1.8 billion) Higher proposed dividend for 2011 of € 0.47 per share (for 2010: € 0.36 per share) Downward value adjustment of land positions and goodwill of € 10 million (2010: € 4 million) Financing position improved to € 11 million debt (2010: € 56 million debt) Considerably lower non-recourse loans of € 34 million (2010: € 175 million) Loan facilities extended to 2017 Restructuring operations in 2011 on schedule Forecast for 2012 of approximately equal results in deteriorating markets Relative CO2 reduction of 12% Injury frequency improved from 10.7 for 2010 to 6.5 Proposed new Supervis... (more)