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SALEM, Ore., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- This year The Oregon State fair has teamed up with two environment friendly groups, West Coast Biodiesel Coop and Agri-Plas Inc. to set a good example for the rest of the State's regional and county fairs. Oregon is a dynamic and progressive state, which prides itself on its beauty by protecting the environment and finding new ways to improve it. The Oregon State Fair opens its environmentally sound gates on August 25th and runs through September 4th for loads of fun, food and excitement. During the 11-day run of the Oregon State Fair, patrons will consume 65,400 hamburgers, or the equivalent of 21,800 pounds of ground beef. Additionally, 27,500 potatoes will be made into 38,250 servings of curly fires and covered by 74,000 ounces of ketchup. In order to cook all of these delectable treats, mass amounts of grease will be needed an... (more)

BMW Santa Barbara Presents the Upcoming 2014 BMW 5 Series

BMW Santa Barbara introduces the upcoming 2014 BMW 5 Series expected to arrive early this fall.  BMW Santa Barbara would like to introduce California drivers to the 2014 BMW 5 Series, expected to arrive in the Santa Barbara showroom this fall.  This updated model features updated styling, a new BMW Advanced Diesel engine, and updated technology like Standard Navigation, BMW Apps. Powerful Design The 2014 BMW 5 Series embodies athletic ability and efficiency.  The innovative design is meant to enhance the driving experience while delivering the signature BMW driving experience customers know and expect from the BMW 5 Series.  BMW engineers have made specific modifications to the newest model, including the addition of a new inline-6 BMW Advanced Diesel engine. The exterior of the 2014 BMW 5 Series sports athletic contour lines, an accentuated rear end, and slim sharp... (more)

Bravo, Google!

Normal.dotm 0 0 1 205 1171 Farata 9 2 1438 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false Many years ago when I wanted to leave computer business and purchase a gas station, a friend of mine who was in fuel business said, “You know nothing about gasoline. Stay where you are. Keep doing what you’re doing, just do it a little better than others”. Believe it or not – this simple advice really works, and I had a chance to see it in action today. Let me ask you this, “Can you come up with any innovation for the time interval between the moment you pressed the button Send in your email client and the moment when the send process actually begins”? No? And Microsoft couldn’t, even though MS Outlook is probably still the most popular email client. But Google found a way to use this time interval “a little better than others”. Today, I was sending an email using my gmail acc... (more)

Preachers Coffee Inc. Announces Joint Venture Agreement With Modern Energy Corp. With Preachers' Agricultural Development Interest in the Philippines

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)

Gregs StorageIO Out and About Update

With the 2010 summer solstice having occurred in the northern hemisphere that means it is time for a quick out and about update. It has been a busy winter and spring in the office, on the road as well as at home. Some results of this recent activity have appeared in blog, on my web site as well as via other sites and venues. For example, activity or content ranges from Industry Trends and Perspectives white papers, reports, blogs, newsletter commentary, interviews, Internet TV, videos, web cast, pod casts (including several appearances on StorageMonkeys Infosmack as well as Rich Brambleys Virtumania), ask the expert (ATE) questions, twitter tweets, tips and columns. Then there were the many in person presentations, key note and seminar events, conferences, briefing sessions along with virtual conferencing and advisory consulting sessions (read and see more here). ... (more)

ADDING and REPLACING 22nd Annual ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference Presenter Profiles

Add exhibitor profile for Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation to the beginning of list of 22nd Annual ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference exhibitor profiles in this release. The corrected release reads: 22ND ANNUAL ROTH OC GROWTH STOCK CONFERENCE PRESENTER PROFILES 22nd Annual ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference takes place March 15 - 17, 2010 at The Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, CA. Links to important information: Overview Agenda Schedule Evening Events Breaking news releases, advisories, photos, and multimedia from 22nd Annual ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference presenters are available at, Business Wire's trade show, conference, and event news resource. Listed below are ROTH OC Growth Stock Conference presenter profiles. *** Company: Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Ticker Symbol & Exchange: ADMP.OB (OTC:BB) Investor Relations Contact: Capital Group Communic... (more)

James Hoggan & Associates Inc.: US Oil and Coal Lobby are Killing Copenhagen Climate Deal

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 11/05/09 -- The US oil and coal lobby has effectively killed any chance of a fair, ambitious or binding deal at the Copenhagen climate change summit in December, author, PR consultant and climate policy watchdog Jim Hoggan said Thursday. "Reports coming out of the current talks in Barcelona are incredibly depressing," said Hoggan, author of the new book Climate Cover-up. "One party after another keeps standing up explaining why it's out of the question that the world will achieve a serious climate change agreement this year. Everyone has a different rationale for this failure, but it's increasingly clear that responsibility rests at the feet of an old-energy lobby that is determined to stall any regulations that reduce the worldwide use of increasingly dangerous fossil fuels." "This effort has been apparent for a long time if you ... (more)

Honeywell Reports Third Quarter Sales of $7.7 Billion

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced third quarter 2009 sales of $7.7 billion, in line with expectations, versus $9.3 billion in the third quarter last year. Earnings were $0.80 per share compared to $0.97 per share in the third quarter of 2008. Third quarter 2009 EPS included the positive impact of lower than expected tax expense in the quarter of approximately $0.04, which the company expects to be offset on a full-year basis by a higher income tax rate in the fourth quarter of 2009. Cash flow from operations was $1,148 million versus $769 million last year, and free cash flow (cash flow from operations less capital expenditures) was $1,022 million versus $556 million in the third quarter of 2008. "Honeywell is positioning its businesses for long-term growth by continuing to invest in new products and services, geographic expansion, and key process initiatives,"... (more)

Lessons from Unmaking Urban Mistakes

This is a guest post from John Tovla which draws some very interesting connections between Systems behavior and the oldest form of human-created complex systems: Cities. Over there, a woman’s walking down a city sidewalk. [source:] She’s doing all kinds of things at once: walking, texting, presumably not being hit by a biker, even perhaps being stalked. Framing this in terms of interaction design, we might think of it as a moment of simultaneous navigation of multiple information interfaces. One of these interfaces is rarely thought of as such; it is the skin of the built world: the sidewalk, curbs, building entrances, shop windows, signage, and welter of moving elements (human and machine) that cross her path. Another is digital: the menus of an iPod, or an application on a smartphone, a GPS map, an SMS keyboard. Thinking more deeply about only these ... (more)

R Gains Momentum

In case you missed them, here are some articles from June of particular interest to R users. The FDA goes on the record that it's OK to use R for drug trials. A review of talks at the useR! 2012 conference. Using the negative binomial distribution to convert monthly fecundity into the chances of having a baby in a given time period. Some benchmarks and a video demonstration of big-data Tweedie models with Revolution R Enterprise. Why Orbitz's R-based models present more expensive hotels to Mac users. How to convert a rugby score to an equivalent soccer score, with GAMs. Performance improvements in R 2.15.1. David Smith talks about R for data science in a DM Radio podcast. CIO magazine says R is a Big Data open source technology to watch. Birthday probabilities aren't uniform. US census data analysis reveals unlikely days to be born, as a calendar heatmap based on simulation () a... (more)

Green IT, Green Gap, Tiered Energy and Green Myths

Green Technology Journal on Ulitzer There are many different aspects of Green IT along with several myths or misperceptions not to mention missed opportunities. There is a Green Gap or disconnect between environmentally aware, focused messaging and core IT data center issues. For example, when I ask IT professionals whether they have or are under direction to implement green IT initiatives, the number averages in the 10-15% range. However, when I ask the same audiences who has or sees power, cooling, floor space, supporting growth, or addressing environmental health and safety (EHS) related issues, the average is 75 to 90%. What this means is a disconnect between what is perceived as being green and opportunities for IT organizations to make improvements from an economic and efficiency standpoint including boosting productivity. Some IT Data Center Green Myths Is Gr... (more)