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News Article | April 21, 2017
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Maxeler is proud to announce its Real Time Risk product on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) F1 instance, starting with a Counterparty Risk instance for pre-trade CVA on AWS. With General Availability of the AWS F1 instance and the Maxeler partnership with Amazon, Maxeler is expecting to start serving initial customers with CVA on F1 by the end of the month. “It’s great to see Maxeler’s high-performance technology now being implemented on the Amazon Web Service platform for clients,” says Geoff Smailes, Chairman at Maxeler Technologies. Maxeler Dataflow Engines (DFEs) have already been used in Production for several years. “We are proud that our latest MAX5 DFEs are fully compatible with Amazon AWS EC2 F1 instances,” says Oskar Mencer, CEO of Maxeler Technologies, “One such DFE implementation for Real Time FX Risk has recently been installed at a Tier 1 investment bank.” Maxeler Real Time Risk is a rich suite of Finance Risk tools and components, including CVA, SIMM, but also a full derivatives pricing library, driven by Bloomberg market data. Clients can upload their trades and portfolios using the industry standard FPML format. RTR runs on AWS CPU cloud instances or for ultrafast real-time purposes on AWS F1 instances. For complex risk models, Maxeler DFE implementations reduce compute times from hours to minutes and minutes to seconds. Maxeler RTR is available both on the Cloud and on-premise with Maxeler’s MAX5 product generation, which is fully compatible with Amazon F1 instances. RTR is also ideal for building your own solutions for FRTB, CCR and extended scenario analysis. RTR comes with complete dashboards as well as an optional API-based library with full source code.


"The expansion of the Zarqa refinery is a very important project because, in addition to improving the quality of products, it will grow its capacity to 120,000 barrels per day," said JPRC CEO Abdul Karim Alaween. "It will help us meet the rising demand for fuel, which is growing at an average of 3 percent every year." As part of the project, which is the fourth such expansion of the JPRC refinery, Honeywell UOP will provide managing licensor services, technology licensing, front-end engineering design consultancy services, and basic engineering design. It also will provide catalysts and process equipment, and training and start-up services. "Honeywell UOP has worked with JPRC since it was established in 1956, beginning with design services and technology licensing and the subsequent construction of its first refinery," said Honeywell UOP's Liebert. "We are especially grateful to be involved in the expansion of the Zarqa refinery, which will increase its volume and upgrade the quality of its petroleum products and support the further economic development of Jordan." Technologies provided by Honeywell UOP will include crude and vacuum distillation units -- designed by Houston-based Process Consulting Services, Inc. -- for distilling crude oil into various fractions. Honeywell UOP also will provide Unicracking™ and hydrotreating units to create clean distillate, as well as CCR Platforming™, Penex™, MinAlk™, Merox™ and Selectfining™ units for producing cleaner-burning high-octane motor fuels, and a Polybed™ PSA unit for purifying hydrogen. The Jordan Petroleum Refinery Company, Ltd. (JPRC) is the sole oil refining company of Jordan, publicly traded on the Amman Stock Exchange, with headquarters in the capital of Amman, and a refinery in Zarqa, 35 kilometers east of Amman. The company manufactures a variety of fuels and refinery derivatives, and wholly owns a subsidiary oil marketing company. Moreover, JPRC operates a lube oil blending facility, three LPG bottling stations and LPG storage facilities in Amman, Zarqa and Irbid. The company also owns and operates an oil terminal and storage facilities in the port city of Aqaba. Honeywell UOP (www.uop.com) is a leading international supplier and licensor of process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries. Honeywell UOP is part of Honeywell's Performance Materials and Technologies strategic business group, which also includes Honeywell Process Solutions (www.honeywellprocess.com), a pioneer in automation control, instrumentation and services for the oil and gas, refining, petrochemical, chemical and other industries. Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.  Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywell.com/newsroom. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/honeywell-uop-signs-agreement-to-provide-technology-and-equipment-for-expansion-of-jordanian-refinery-300452243.html


News Article | May 4, 2017
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Known for its sophisticated, modern designs combined with the latest advancements in lighting technology, Tech Lighting will unveil new architectural-grade products at LIGHTFAIR® International, May 9-11, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The ELEMENT LED Merge Suspended linear channel uniquely combines suspended track lighting, down lighting and up lighting—each independently controllable—in one configurable and architecturally beautiful system. “It’s remarkably flexible for multiple layers of light and optimal illumination and energy efficiency,” said Tom Sargeant, Vice President of Product Development, Tech Lighting Architectural. With varying length components (2’, 4’, 6’, 8’), the ELEMENT Merge Suspended can be configured up to a continuous 80-foot run; a 90° connector is available for illuminated same plane turns. Its downlight delivers 1400 lumens and uses 18 watts per every two feet, and the uplight delivers 1200 lumens while using 7.6 watts every two feet (measuring at high output). Just like ELEMENT’s original Merge Recessed Linear System, Merge Gimbal or Drop Down Spots, and many low-voltage Tech Lighting heads or pendants (which use the FreeJack connector) can be placed anywhere along the Merge Suspended linear system’s concealed bus system for added versatility. CCR options are 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K at 80 to 90 CRI; the programmable white is 2700K to 4000K. Adding to Tech Lighting’s ELEMENT 3” and 4” LED recessed downlight lines, the ELEMENT 2" LED adjustable recessed downlight has an ultra-small 1.4" aperture and a 2.75" ceiling cutout while offering maximum aimability and light output up to 1300 lumens. Suitable for use in a .375" to 2" ceiling thickness, the newly developed patent-pending aiming and locking mechanism offers 0-45° tilt, 361° rotation and ELEMENT’s patented high-low lamp positioning. The interchangeable optics are 20°, 30°, 40° and 60°, and the wall wash dedicated trim offers a wet-listing option. CCT choices are 2700K, 3000K, 3500K or warm-color dimming (3000K down to 1800K). Flanged or flangeless (the latter includes the mud plate) versions are available that are either round or square and flat or beveled cast trims. A remodel version is also available with same performance and trim options. The ELEMENT 3” LED Ultra Shallow fixed downlight has a 2” tall, ultra-shallow housing for crowded plenum spaces such as those in healthcare facilities. Despite its small size, the downlight meets IC Airtight standards as well as Non-IC Airtight and Chicago Plenum. Its CCT options are 2700K, 3000K, 3500K or warm color dimming (3000K down to 1800K). Delivered lumens range from 850 to 1500 (depending on CCT choice and high or low output), and the ELEMENT 3” LED Ultra Shallow fixed downlight uses only 12 to 18 watts at 80 or 90+ CRI. Field-changeable optics are 10°, 15°, 20° or 40°. The ELEMENT 3” LED Ultra Shallow fixed downlight can accommodate up to 2” ceiling thicknesses. Tech Lighting’s new Mode Split flood light, an addition to Tech Lighting’s architectural-grade outdoor offerings, is designed for wall, ceiling or path applications. It has a single post “split” design which features two semi-circular arms that can be aimed independently for maximum flexibility. It also has optimized aimability with a lockable 185° tilt and 359° rotation, which allows same-plane illumination when mounted on a ceiling or wall. The Mode Split flood light delivers 1488 lumens (744 for each arm) while using only 16 watts (eight for each arm). Interchangeable optics are 20°, 30°, 40° and 60°, and it has a choice of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K or 4000K CCT at 90 CRI. This product has a choice of stem lengths (10”, 14”, 20” and 26”), and also available are a Mode Single and Mode Dual versions. About Tech Lighting Known for its sophisticated, modern designs combined with the latest advancements in lighting technology and expert craftsmanship, Tech Lighting offers a wide variety of product categories such as specification-grade downlights, low-voltage and line-voltage heads and pendants, architectural-grade outdoor lighting, wall sconces, ceiling fixtures, flush mounts, suspension pieces, bath bars, and LED undercabinet, display and cove lighting. Tech Lighting has been a premier choice of architects, specifiers, lighting designers, interior designers and homeowners since 1988. Tech Lighting’s products can be found in lighting retailers and through sales representatives across North America. For detailed product information, visit http://www.techlighting.com, http://www.element-lighting.com or http://www.techlighting.com/GATICA and for news, product introductions and application ideas, go to http://www.facebook.com/techlighting, http://www.pinterest.com/techlighting, http://www.twitter.com/techlighting and http://www.houzz.com/pro/techlighting. About Generation Brands As parent company to Tech Lighting, Generation Brands is one of America’s leading companies serving lighting retailers and the electrical wholesale, home improvement and building industries. The company has an outstanding portfolio of residential and commercial lighting fixtures and ceiling fans which provide value to its customers and end-users with superior service, leading edge design and outstanding quality.


News Article | May 3, 2017
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DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) (“HollyFrontier” or the “Company”) today reported first quarter net loss attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders of $(45.5) million or $(0.26) per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to net income of $21.3 million or $0.12 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The first quarter included several special items that reduced net income by a total of $12.0 million. On a pre-tax basis, these items included a lower of cost or market inventory valuation charge of $11.8 million, direct acquisition and integration costs of Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (“PCLI”) totaling $15.6 million, incremental cost of products sold attributable to our PCLI inventory value step-up of $10.2 million, HollyFrontier's pro-rata share of Holly Energy Partners' loss on early extinguishment of debt of $4.5 million, and a gain of $24.5 million on foreign currency swaps related to the purchase of PCLI. Excluding these items, net loss for the current quarter was $(33.5) million versus a loss of $(10.0) million for the same period of 2016. This decrease was driven by lower product sales due to maintenance at the El Dorado, Tulsa and Navajo refineries, partially offset by $8.4 million in earnings attributable to our recently acquired PCLI operations. Production levels averaged approximately 392,000 barrels per day (“BPD”) and crude oil charges averaged 371,000 BPD for the current quarter. On a per barrel basis, consolidated refinery gross margin was $7.74 per produced barrel, a 2% increase compared to $7.59 for the first quarter of 2016. Total operating expenses for the quarter were $307.1 million compared to $252.6 million for the first quarter of last year and include $36.0 million in costs attributable to our PCLI operations. HollyFrontier’s President & CEO, George Damiris, commented, “First quarter crude rate was negatively impacted by our planned turnaround at Navajo, planned maintenance at the El Dorado vacuum tower, unplanned maintenance at the Tulsa CCR reformer, and the crude supply pipeline outage to our Woods Cross refinery. We are pleased with the results from the Navajo turnaround and the efficiency and debottleneck projects that were implemented during the turnaround. During the Tulsa outage, we were able to accelerate other maintenance and a catalyst upgrade originally planned for later this year, all of which will allow us to benefit from higher liquid yields and octane during the summer driving season. We are also encouraged by the results we have begun to see from our focused efforts to improve operations and reliability at Cheyenne; crude rate was over 48,000 barrels per day in March. With no major planned downtime until November, our refineries are well positioned for strong operational and financial performance for the remainder of the year. We closed the PCLI acquisition on February 1st and PCLI continues to meet or exceed our expectations. Adjusted EBITDA for February and March was $28.0 million, in line with our annual guidance range. We remain confident in our $20.0 million per year synergy target and in the potential for significant margin uplift by increasing Group III base oil production through feedstock optimization. We are excited about our growing presence in the lubricants industry and are encouraged by our progress integrating PCLI into HFC.” For the first quarter of 2017, net cash used for operations totaled $39.4 million including $48.0 million of turnaround expenses. During the period, we declared a dividend of $0.33 per share to shareholders totaling $59.0 million. At March 31, 2017, our cash and cash equivalents totaled $129.5 million and our consolidated debt was $2,231.5 million. Our debt, exclusive of Holly Energy Partners' debt, which is nonrecourse to HollyFrontier, was $991.0 million at March 31, 2017. The Company has scheduled a webcast conference call for today, May 3, 2017, at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to discuss first quarter financial results. This webcast may be accessed at: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1139807. An audio archive of this webcast will be available using the above noted link through May 17, 2017. HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier operates through its subsidiaries a 135,000 barrels per stream day (“BPSD”) refinery located in El Dorado, Kansas, two refinery facilities with a combined capacity of 125,000 BPSD located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a 100,000 BPSD refinery located in Artesia, New Mexico, a 52,000 BPSD refinery located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and a 45,000 BPSD refinery in Woods Cross, Utah. HollyFrontier markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier, through its subsidiary, owns Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., whose Mississauga, Ontario facility produces 15,600 barrels per day of base oils and other specialized lubricant products, and also owns a 36% interest (including the 2% general partner interest) in Holly Energy Partners, L.P. The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” based on management’s beliefs and assumptions using currently available information and expectations as of the date hereof, are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, including those contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that our expectations will prove correct. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied or forecast in such statements. Any differences could be caused by a number of factors, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to the actions of actual or potential competitive suppliers of refined petroleum products in the Company’s markets, the demand for and supply of crude oil and refined products, the spread between market prices for refined products and market prices for crude oil, the possibility of constraints on the transportation of refined products, the possibility of inefficiencies, curtailments or shutdowns in refinery operations or pipelines, effects of governmental and environmental regulations and policies, the availability and cost of financing to the Company, the effectiveness of the Company’s capital investments and marketing strategies, the Company’s efficiency in carrying out construction projects, the ability of the Company to acquire refined product operations or pipeline and terminal operations on acceptable terms and to integrate any recent and future acquired operations, the possibility of terrorist attacks and the consequences of any such attacks, general economic conditions and other financial, operational and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and, other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Our operations are organized into three reportable segments, Refining, PCLI and HEP. Our operations that are not included in the Refining, PCLI and HEP segments are included in Corporate and Other. Intersegment transactions are eliminated in our consolidated financial statements and are included in Consolidations and Eliminations. The Refining segment includes the operations of our El Dorado, Tulsa, Navajo, Cheyenne and Woods Cross refineries and HFC Asphalt (aggregated as a reportable segment). Refining activities involve the purchase and refining of crude oil and wholesale and branded marketing of refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. These petroleum products are primarily marketed in the Mid-Continent, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. Additionally, the Refining segment includes specialty lubricant products produced at our Tulsa refineries that are marketed throughout North America and are distributed in Central and South America. HFC Asphalt operates various asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma. On February 1, 2017, we acquired PCLI, a Canadian-based producer of lubricant products such as base oils, white oils, specialty products and finished lubricants. The PCLI segment involves production operations, located in Mississauga, Ontario, and marketing of its products to both retail and wholesale outlets through a global sales network with locations in Canada, the United States, Europe and China. The HEP segment involves all of the operations of HEP, a consolidated variable interest entity, which owns and operates logistics assets consisting of petroleum product and crude oil pipelines, terminals, tankage, loading rack facilities and refinery process units in the Mid-Continent, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. The HEP segment also includes a 75% interest in the UNEV Pipeline (an HEP consolidated subsidiary), a 50% ownership interest in each of the Frontier Pipeline, Osage Pipeline and the Cheyenne Pipeline and a 25% ownership interest in SLC Pipeline. Revenues from the HEP segment are earned through transactions with unaffiliated parties for pipeline transportation, rental and terminalling operations as well as revenues relating to pipeline transportation services provided for our refining operations. Due to certain basis differences, our reported amounts for the HEP segment may not agree to amounts reported in HEP's periodic public filings. The following tables set forth information, including non-GAAP performance measures about our refinery operations. The cost of products and refinery gross and net operating margins do not include the non-cash effects of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments and depreciation and amortization. Reconciliations to amounts reported under GAAP are provided under “Reconciliations to Amounts Reported Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” below. Reconciliations of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) and EBITDA excluding lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments and PCLI acquisition and integration costs, incremental cost of products sold attributable to our PCLI inventory value step-up and net gain on foreign currency swaps ("Adjusted EBITDA") to amounts reported under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in financial statements. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which we refer to as EBITDA, is calculated as net income (loss) attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders plus (i) interest expense, net of interest income, (ii) income tax provision, and (iii) depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA plus or minus (i) lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments (ii) PCLI acquisition and integration costs (iii) incremental cost of products sold attributable to our PCLI inventory value step-up and (iv) net gain on foreign currency swaps. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not calculations provided for under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States; however, the amounts included in these calculations are derived from amounts included in our consolidated financial statements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net income or operating income as an indication of our operating performance or as an alternative to operating cash flow as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. These are presented here because they are widely used financial indicators used by investors and analysts to measure performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also used by our management for internal analysis and as a basis for financial covenants. Set forth below is our calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA. Reconciliations of refinery operating information (non-GAAP performance measures) to amounts reported under generally accepted accounting principles in financial statements. Refinery gross margin and net operating margin are non-GAAP performance measures that are used by our management and others to compare our refining performance to that of other companies in our industry. We believe these margin measures are helpful to investors in evaluating our refining performance on a relative and absolute basis. Refinery gross margin per barrel is the difference between average net sales price and average cost of products per barrel of produced refined products. Net operating margin per barrel is the difference between refinery gross margin and refinery operating expenses per barrel of produced refined products. These two margins do not include the non-cash effects of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments or depreciation and amortization. Each of these component performance measures can be reconciled directly to our consolidated statements of income. Other companies in our industry may not calculate these performance measures in the same manner. Below are reconciliations to our consolidated statements of income for (i) net sales, cost of products sold (exclusive of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment) and operating expenses, in each case averaged per produced barrel sold, and (ii) net operating margin and refinery gross margin. Due to rounding of reported numbers, some amounts may not calculate exactly.


News Article | May 4, 2017
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HAMPTON, VA--(Marketwired - May 04, 2017) - The U.S. Air Force on May 4 released a solicitation in which it outlined plans to issue a firm fixed-price contract to a qualified contractor to oversee and complete an airfield and PAPI lighting system replacement project. Work will include replacing the runway and taxiway lights, airfield signage circuits, Runway 08 threshold lights, Wind Direction Indicators (Wind Socks), Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) lights on each runway end (08 and 26), all constant current regulators with new switchgear style CCR system, and the associated lighting circuits, power circuits, cabling, ducts, etc. The contractor who receives this contract also must replace the Airfield Lighting Electrical Vault Constant Current Regulators (CCR) and interior electrical distribution equipment. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 238210; size standard is $15 million; and the place of performance will be at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The Air Force expects the contract to exceed $10 million, and the agency intends to award the contract to a certified small business. The contractor who receives the award will have 357 calendar days from date of contract award to complete the project. The contractor who receives this contract must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications. US Federal Contractor Registration, the world's largest third-party government registration firm, completes the required Registrations on behalf of its clients. It also makes available information about opportunities like this, as well as training on how to locate, research, and respond to opportunities. We also make available for our clients and for contracting officers our proprietary Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS). Our Advanced Federal Procurement Data Search (AFPDS) gives you in one place instant bid notifications, bid proposal prospecting, and information about government procurement officers. We make this search tool available to clients, as part of our commitment to helping each and every USFCR client succeed and thrive as a government contractor. For contracting officers, the AFPDS gives them in one place access to a database of available contractors and also a place to post information about opportunities. Contracting officers get free access to AFPDS. We also provide interested contracting officers a list of contractors who may be able to provide a service and/or product that they need. For more information, to get started with a SAM registration, or to learn more about how US Federal Contractor Registration can help your business succeed, call 877-252-2700, ext. 1.


News Article | February 24, 2017
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Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that often predates Alzheimer's disease (AD), can be remotely detected through a self-administered virtual reality brain training game. Thessaloniki, Greece, February 23, 2017 - Greek researchers demonstrated the potential of a self-administered virtual supermarket cognitive training game for remotely detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI), without the need for an examiner, among a sample of older adults. MCI patients suffer from cognitive problems and often encounter difficulties in performing complex activities such as financial planning. They are at a high risk for progressing to dementia however early detection of MCI and suitable interventions can stabilize the patients' condition and prevent further decline. It has been shown that virtual reality game-based applications and especially virtual supermarkets can detect MCI. Past studies have utilized user performance in such applications along with data from standardized neuropsychological tests in order to detect MCI. The team that conducted this study was the first scientific team to achieve reliable MCI detection using a virtual reality game-based application on its own. In that previous study , administration of the virtual super market (VSM) exercise was conducted by an examiner. The present study eliminated the need for an examiner by calculating the average performance of older adults using a special version of the VSM application, the VSM Remote Assessment Routine (VSM-RAR), at home on their own, for a period of one month. It is the first instance where a self-administered virtual reality application was used to detect MCI with a high degree of reliability. The research team included scientists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI), the Greek Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (GAADRD) and the Network Aging Research (NAR) of the University of Heidelberg. In an article published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, the researchers have indicated that the virtual supermarket remote assessment routine (VSM-RAR) application displayed a correct classification rate (CCR) of 91.8% improving VSM's CCR as assessed in the previous VSM study while achieving a level of diagnostic accuracy similar to the most accurate standardized neuropsychological tests, which are considered the gold standard for MCI detection. Self-administered computerized cognitive training exercises/games are gaining popularity among older adults as an easy and enjoyable means of maintaining cognitive health. Such applications are especially popular among older adults who consider themselves healthy and are not inclined to visit specialized memory clinics for cognitive assessment. If self-administered games and exercises could also detect cognitive disorders, initial cognitive screening could be conducted remotely. The wide implementation of this method of remote screening would facilitate the detection of cognitive impairment at the MCI stage thus allowing for more efficient therapeutic interventions. This preliminary study indicates that automated, remote MCI screening is feasible. This method could be utilized to screen the majority of the older adult population, as it dramatically lowers examination-related costs. The social and economic benefits, especially caregiver and healthcare service burden, of the early detection of cognitive disorders could be enormous. At the same time, as older adults are becoming increasingly computer savvy, it is important to create software that meets their needs and allows them to remain healthy and active. Out team continues its research on the VSM with the aim of improving its usability, shortening its administration time and supplementing the science behind VSM with additional data. The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease is an international multidisciplinary journal to facilitate progress in understanding the etiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, behavior, treatment and psychology of Alzheimer's disease. The journal publishes research reports, reviews, short communications, book reviews, and letters-to-the-editor. Groundbreaking research that has appeared in the journal includes novel therapeutic targets, mechanisms of disease and clinical trial outcomes. The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease has an Impact Factor of 3.612 according to Thomson Reuters' 2013 Journal Citation Reports. It is ranked #22 on the Index Copernicus Top 100 Journal List. The Journal is published by IOS Press.


VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - 28 février 2017) - Alderon Iron Ore Corp. (TSX: ADV) (" Alderon " ou " la Société ") est heureuse d'annoncer qu'elle a reçu les résultats de son évaluation économique préliminaire (" EEP ") relativement au gisement de Rose de la propriété de minerai de fer Kamistiatusset (" Kami ") dans l'ouest du Labrador. La présente EEP a été préparée dans le cadre d'un exercice de reformulation des dépenses en immobilisations et des coûts d'exploitation associés au projet Kami, laquelle était nécessaire pour définir les économies attribuables à la faiblesse du marché depuis plusieurs années, aux changements de propriété et de gestion des actifs de la Fosse du Labrador (notamment l'acquisition par la Société du Plan Nord des infrastructures ferroviaires et portuaires) et à l'abandon de la mine avoisinante Scully de Wabush (se reporter au communiqué de presse du 19 octobre 2016). Le marché étant maintenant à la hausse, le temps est tout indiqué pour un tel exercice de reformulation. Commentaire du chef de la direction " La conclusion de notre EEP marque le début de la reprise du projet Kami, dans un nouvel environnement relativement au minerai de fer ", a déclaré Mark Morabito, président du conseil et chef de la direction d'Alderon. " La Société a effectué son analyse économique en utilisant des hypothèses sur le prix du minerai de fer largement inférieur au prix au comptant, après un ajustement pour un contenu en fer de 65 % et un faible taux d'impuretés. La mine Scully de Wabush, qui a été exploitée de 1965 à 2014, a maintenant été épuisée de ses réserves de minerai exploitable. Le projet Kami peut utiliser l'ancienne mine de Wabush comme solution pour les rejets miniers, ce qui créera des emplois et un développement économique à la région puisque la période de construction prévue est de 29 mois et sera suivie par une exploitation minière sur 24 ans. L'EEP a démontré que les dépenses en immobilisations et les coûts d'exploitation associés au projet Kami sont considérablement moins élevés dans la conjoncture actuelle, et les données économiques du projet sont attrayantes compte tenu d'un prix du minerai de fer nettement inférieur au prix au comptant. Les faits saillants de l'EEP comprennent : L'EEP remplace le rapport de l'étude de faisabilité NI 43-101 de 2012 (l'" étude de faisabilité de 2012 ") à titre de rapport technique à jour pour le projet Kami. D'importantes parties de l'EEP sont identiques à l'étude de faisabilité, y compris les sections sur la géologie, l'exploration, le forage, l'échantillonnage, la vérification des données et les estimations des ressources minérales. L'EEP actuelle inclut le remplacement des installations portuaires de manutention et les quais de la zone Pointe-Noire du Port de Sept-Îles, au Québec, avec un accès proposé au nouveau quai des installations portuaires du Port de Sept-Îles qui sera ouvert aux participants du marché, de même que l'intégration de la mine Scully de Wabush comme solution pour les rejets miniers. L'étude actuelle a été préparée sous forme d'une EEP et non d'une étude de faisabilité en raison de l'intégration proposée de la mine Scully de Wabush. À l'heure actuelle, la Société n'a pas accès à la propriété de la mine Scully aux fins des travaux d'ingénierie et des travaux techniques additionnels nécessaires pour préparer une étude de faisabilité. Pour en savoir plus à cet égard, consulter la section " Comparaison avec l'étude de faisabilité de 2012 " ci-dessous. 100 % de la production du projet Kami a été pré-vendu en vertu de d'accords d'exploitation avec Hesteel Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. (anciennement Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd.) (" Hesteel ") et une filiale de Glencore plc. Le prix de vente FOB du concentré, qui est 36 % inférieur au prix à long terme utilisé dans l'étude de faisabilité de 2012, a été calculé en fonction des modalités de ces contrats d'exploitation. D'autres détails sur le prix de vente du concentré sont donnés plus loin dans le présent communiqué de presse L'EEP a été réalisée par BBA Inc. (" BBA "), de Montréal, Québec, Gemtec Limited (" Gemtec "), de St. John's, Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador et Griffis and McOuat Limited (" WGM ") de Toronto, Ontario, en date du 28 février 2017. Le rapport technique (le " rapport ") présente un résumé des résultats de l'EEP et a été préparé conformément au Règlement 43-101 du National Instrument (NI); il sera déposé sur le site Web du SEDAR et d'Alderon dans les 45 jours suivant la publication de ce communiqué de presse. Les résultats de l'EEP sont basés sur une participation à 100 % dans le projet Kami. Le projet Kami est détenu par l'entremise de Kami Mine Limited Partnership (" Kami LP ") constitué par Alderon à 75 % et par Hesteel à 25%. En outre, les résultats de l'EEP publiés dans le présent communiqué de presse sont exprimés en dollars américains et avant impôts (à moins d'indication à l'effet contraire). Alderon a retenu les services de Strategic Concepts, Inc. de St. John's, à Terre-Neuve, pour mettre à jour l'étude d'impact environnemental du projet Kami publié précédemment en juin 2012 pour les provinces de Québec et Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador (les deux régions où le projet Kami a le plus d'impact) et les autres régions du Canada. L'évaluation mise à jour de l'impact environnemental sera publiée prochainement. Cette étude constitue également les fondements pour la reprise, par Alderon, de ses efforts de financement et de développement du projet Kami. L'EEP démontre que les données économiques du projet sont solides. Basé sur un taux de production de 7,8 millions de tonnes de concentré de minerai de fer par année, à une teneur de 65,2 %, l'EEP démontre une valeur actuelle nette (" VAN ") de 1 377 G $US à un taux d'actualisation des flux de trésorerie de 8 %. Le taux de rendement interne (le " TRI ") pour le projet est de 23,8 %. Le niveau de précision de l'EEP est considéré comme étant +/-30 %, et un taux de change des devises étrangères de 0,77 USD = 1,00 CAD fut utilisé. L'EEP démontre également que, après impôts, la VAN s'établit à 712 M $US à un taux d'actualisation des flux de trésorerie de 8 %. Le TRI après impôts pour le projet est de 17,9 %, et la période de remboursement est de 4,7 ans L'analyse après impôts est basée sur un certain nombre d'hypothèses qui seront expliquées de manière exhaustive dans le rapport. Basés sur l'hypothèse que la production commerciale s'amorcerait 29 mois après le début de la construction et se poursuivrait pendant 24 ans, les résultats suivants furent obtenus (avant impôts) : Le total des dépenses en immobilisations (y compris les éventualités) est estimé à 897,5 M $US. L'estimation des dépenses en immobilisations exclut les coûts de fermeture et les capitaux de soutien, dont on s'attend à ce qu'ils se chiffrent à 30,7 M$ et à 254,6 M$, respectivement, pour la durée de vie du projet. Ces coûts sont inclus dans l'analyse financière du projet. L'EEP a été établie en fonction d'un prix de vente du concentré de CCR de 79,30 $/tonne. Ce prix a été calculé en fonction de la moyenne du cours de clôture, soit 69,40 $US/tonne, du CFR North China Platts IODEX 62 % Fe, auquel on a ajouté le cours au comptant du Fe premium, soit 12,50 $US/tonne, ajusté en fonction des escomptes et des primes des accords d'Hebei et de Glencore. Le prix final du concentré chargé sur les navires (FOB) au Port de Sept-Îles utilisé dans l'analyse financière est de 65,30$US/tonne. Le prix final est établi après l'application des frais de transport estimatifs de 14 $US/tonne. Les frais de transport estimatifs sont établis en fonction d'une étude réalisée par une société réputée dont Kami LP a retenu les services. Les coûts d'exploitation moyens pendant la vie de la mine (" LOM "), y compris les coûts annuels de location d'équipement (valeur d'achat de 166,8 M $US), sont estimés à 31,08 $US/tonne de concentré. Pendant la durée de vie du projet, les équipements en location sont remplacés à mesure qu'ils atteignent la fin de leur vie utile, et ces coûts de remplacement sont capitalisés et répercutés dans les capitaux de soutien. Les coûts d'exploitation moyens LOM sont basés sur ce qui suit : La présente EEP remplace l'étude de faisabilité de 2012 à titre de rapport technique actuel pour le projet Kami. D'importantes parties de l'EEP sont identiques à l'étude de faisabilité, y compris les sections sur la géologie, l'exploration, le forage, l'échantillonnage, la vérification des données et les estimations des ressources minérales. D'autres sections, notamment celles qui portent sur le traitement du minerai, les méthodes d'extraction, les méthodes de récupération, les études environnementales, les permis et les études de marché, ont été mises à jour en fonction des travaux et des développements postérieurs à la publication de l'étude de faisabilité de 2012, y compris en ce qui a trait au processus d'évaluation environnementale et à la conclusion d'ententes clés pour le projet. Cependant, l'étude actuelle a été préparée sous forme d'une EEP et non d'une étude de faisabilité pour les raisons suivantes : La présente étude est donc une évaluation économique préliminaire. Par conséquent, les lignes directrices de la Norme canadienne NI 43-101 ne permettent pas de divulguer de données sur les réserves de minerai. S'il est vrai que la Norme canadienne NI 43-101 permet d'inclure les ressources présumées dans l'analyse économique d'une EEP, à la condition qu'un libellé de mise en garde approprié accompagne et qualifie ladite analyse, Alderon et BBA ont choisi de ne pas inclure les ressources présumées dans l'analyse économique de la présente EEP, laquelle contient donc seulement les ressources mesurées et indiquées. Les résultats de l'étude de faisabilité de 2012 sont présentés aux fins de comparaison aux résultats de l'EEP dans le tableau ci-dessous (avants impôts et en $US) : Malgré une réduction importante des dépenses en immobilisations initiales, des coûts de soutien et des coûts d'exploitation, la VAN et le TRI sont inférieurs, et la période de remboursement est plus longue que dans l'étude de faisabilité de 2012 en raison, surtout, de la diminution de 36 % des prévisions à long terme sur le prix de vente FOB par tonne du concentré. Deux changements importants ont eu lieu et contribuent ainsi à la réduction significative tant des dépenses en immobilisations initiales que des capitaux de soutien. Le premier changement est la reformulation des installations de gestion des rejets miniers (IGRM), laquelle propose d'utiliser les fosses à ciel ouvert de la mine Scully de Wabush pour l'élimination des rejets miniers. Outre les économies sur le plan des dépenses en immobilisations, ceci permettra de réduire considérablement l'empreinte sur les zones vertes et de créer un bénéfice net pour la propriété de la mine Scully de Wabush, comparativement au scénario de fermeture actuel dans le cadre duquel les fosses sont partiellement inondées et laissées telles quelles et les infrastructures existantes sont détruites. Le deuxième changement d'importance a trait au quai des installations portuaires. Plus précisément, le 8 mars 2016, le Gouvernement du Québec est devenu le propriétaire des installations ferroviaires, des quais et des aires d'entreposage dans la zone Pointe-Noire du Port de Sept-Îles. Le Gouvernement du Québec a acquis ces installations des mains de Cliffs Natural Resources et a annoncé son plan d'utilisation ces actifs pour créer un quai multi-usager au Port de Sept-Îles, lequel sera ouvert à tous les participants du marché. Les participants pourront accéder à ces installations multi-usagers à titre de partenaires dans un partenariat à responsabilité limitée récemment formé ou à titre d'utilisateur régulier non partenaire. La capacité de Kami LP à accéder aux installations portuaires multi-usagers entraînera une économie importante sur le plan des dépenses en immobilisations puisque Kami LP n'aura pas à construire ses propres aires d'entreposage et installations de manutention. Les installations portuaires multi-usagers permettront à Kami LP d'utiliser le quai multi-usagers existant avec lequel Kami LP a conclu un contrat visant le transit de 8 millions de tonnes de matériel par année. Les ressources minérales sont déclarées conformément à la Norme canadienne NI 43-101 et les définitions et lignes directrices de l'Institut canadien des mines, de la métallurgie et du pétrole (ICM). L'estimation des ressources minérales pour le projet Kami est présentée ci-dessous. Le cabinet WGM a été retenu pour vérifier une estimation interne réalisée par Alderon. M. Michael Kociumbas, P.Geo., du cabinet indépendant WGM, constitue une personne qualifiée aux termes de la Norme canadienne NI 43-101 et il est responsable de l'examen et de l'approbation de cette estimation des ressources minérales ainsi que de l'AQ/CQ associés à l'estimation. Il a vérifié, examiné et approuvé les données techniques contenues dans ce communiqué de presse, ainsi que les données sous-jacentes d'échantillonnage, d'analyse et de test. L'estimation des ressources minérales a été préparée en utilisant une teneur de coupure de Fe à 15 %, en vigueur le 17 décembre 2012. L'estimation des ressources minérales pour le projet Kami a été effectuée en Gemcom™ au moyen de blocs de 15 m x 15 m x 14 m pour Rose Central et Rose North et de 5 m x 20 m x 5 m pour Mills Lake et est fondée sur les résultats tirés de 209 trous de forage au diamant à Rose Central et à Rose North (170 trous) et à Mills Lake (39 trous), pour un total de 62 247 m. Ces trous ont été forés dans la zone de minéralisation sur une étendue longitudinale d'environ 2 000 mètres et une largeur de 200 à 400 mètres à Rose Central et à Rose North. Les trous ont été forés en lignes de sections espacées de 100 mètres les unes des autres pour les deux gisements dans la principale zone de minéralisation. Pour la modélisation géologique, des cadres d'objet 3D ont été créés pour définir l'étendue maximale des zones des gisements de Rose et de Mills Lake. Ces cadres s'étendaient environ 200 mètres le long du forage, depuis les trous de forage les plus distants de chaque zone. Des limites de minéralisation s'étendent jusqu'à un maximum d'environ 400 mètres aux extrémités des zones et, en profondeur, lorsque peu ou pas d'information n'était disponible sur les trous de forage, mais seulement si l'interprétation reposait sur des intersections de trous de forage sur des croisées adjacentes ou par inférence géologique probable. Seules les ressources minérales mesurées et indiquées relativement au gisement de Rose (composé des gisements de Rose Central et de Rose North) ont été considérées pour l'EEP. Les ressources minérales du gisement de Mills Lake, de même que les ressources minérales présumées du gisement de Rose, n'ont pas été considérées dans l'analyse financière de la présente EEP. Les ressources minérales incluses dans le plan de la mine de l'EEP (les " ressources minières au sol ") pour le gisement de Rose, lequel tient compte des paramètres de conception de la fosse et inclut la dilution et les pertes minières, totalisent 536,8 Mt, avec une teneur moyenne de 28,6 % TFe. Le total du recouvrement est estimé à 698,5 Mt, ce qui inclut 128,5 Mt de morts-terrains et entraîne un coefficient de recouvrement de 1,3:1. Les ressources minérales au sol sont établies en fonction d'une teneur de coupure de Fe à 15 %. Le tableau ci-dessous présente un résumé des ressources minérales au sol Le projet Kami reformulé est situé dans deux sites différents : la fosse à ciel ouvert de Kami et le site de la mine Scully de Wabush. Un plan de terrain conceptuel a été conçu dans le cadre de l'EEP. L'approche suivante a été adoptée pour concevoir le plan de terrain conceptuel : Le projet proposé sera en mesure de produire 7,8 millions de tonnes métriques de concentré de minerai i de fer à 65 % par année et expédiera le concentré au marché via les installations du Port de Sept-Îles à Pointe Noire, au Québec. Le traitement du minerai et la manutention du concentré pour le projet englobent les étapes suivantes : Un calendrier de projet a été établi, et le point de départ est la date où le financement nécessaire a été obtenu, les travaux d'ingénierie détaillés sont terminés et les permis pour ladite construction ont été émis : Avant d'entreprendre la construction, la Société devra effectuer une étude de faisabilité sur le projet reformulé, reconstituer l'équipe de propriété, décerner un contrat d'IACG/IAC, reprendre les travaux d'ingénierie détaillés et obtenir le financement nécessaire pour la construction. Ce processus peut prendre plusieurs moins à achever. Un rapport technique NI 43-101 sera déposé sur SEDAR et sur le site Web d'Alderon dans les 45 jours qui suivent la date de ce communiqué de presse. Le rapport constituera un résumé de l'EEP. Le rapport est actuellement préparé sous la direction de M. Angelo Grandillo, P.Eng, de BBA, une personne qualifiée aux termes de la Norme canadienne NI 43-101, avec la collaboration de Gemtec et de WGM. M. Grandillo est une personne qualifiée aux termes de la Norme canadienne NI 43-101 et M. Grandillo est indépendant d'Alderon. M. Grandillo a examiné et approuvé l'information technique contenue dans ce communiqué de presse, à l'exception de l'estimation des ressources minérales qui a été examinée et approuvée par WGM comme indiqué ci-dessus. M. Grandillo a vérifié toutes les données sous-jacentes des informations techniques divulguées dans ce communiqué de presse. Alderon est un chef de file canadien du développement du minerai de fer. Le projet Kami est la propriété d'Alderon (75 %) et du Hesteel Group Co. Ltd. (25 %) (anciennement Hebei Iron & Steel Group Co. Ltd.) (" Hesteel ") par le truchement de Kami Mine Limited Partnership et est situé dans la principale région canadienne d'extraction du minerai de fer et entouré par deux importantes mines de minerai de fer en opération. Les installations portuaires de manutention sont situées à Sept-Îles, le plus important port de transit du minerai de fer en Amérique du Nord. Hesteel est le partenaire stratégique d'Alderon dans le développement du projet Kami et le deuxième producteur d'acier en importance de la Chine. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements sur Alderon, visitez son site Web à l'adresse www.alderonironore.com. Alderon fait partie du King & Bay West Group (" KBW ") de sociétés. KBW est une banque d'investissement et une société de services de gestion qui se specialize dans l'identification, le financement, le développement et la gestion des occasions de croissnce dans les secteurs des ressources et de la technologie. ALDERON IRON ORE CORP. Au nom du conseil d'administration " Mark J. Morabito " Président et chef de la direction Ce communiqué de presse comporte de " l'information prospective " au sens de la Private Securities Litigation Reform Act et des lois canadiennes sur les valeurs mobilières concernant des événements anticipés qui pourraient se dérouler dans l'avenir. L'information prospective contenue dans le présent communiqué de presse inclut, mais sans s'y limiter, des déclarations sur (i) les détails de la reformulation du projet Kami, y compris les économies potentielles sur le plan des dépenses en immobilisations et le capital de soutien; (ii) l'estimation des ressources minérales; (iii) le marché et le prix futur du minerai de fer et des produits connexes; (iv) la négociation et la conclusion de contrats visant les infrastructures; (v) les exigences prévues relativement aux infrastructures; (vi) la capacité à accéder au site de la mine Scully de Wabush; (vii) l'utilisation du quai multi-usager du Port de Sept-Îles et (viii) les résultats de l'EEP, notamment les déclarations sur la production future, l'exploitation future et les dépenses en immobilisations, le TRI et la VAN prévus, la période de remboursement et les calendriers de construction et de production du projet Kami. Dans certains cas, il est possible de reconnaître l'information prospective à l'utilisation de divers termes ou expressions, notamment : " planifie ", " prévoit ", " ne prévoit pas ", " est prévu ", " budget ", " prévu ", " estimations ", " prévisions ", " a l'intention ", " anticipe ", " n'anticipe pas " ou " croit ", ou encore des variations de ces termes et expressions; il est également probable que des termes ou des expressions comme " peuvent ", " devraient ", " pourraient ", " il se peut ", " seront prises ", " se produiront " ou encore " seront atteints ou réalisés " à l'égard de mesures, d'événements, de résultats à venir ou d'autres attentes, croyances, plans, objectifs, suppositions, intentions ou énoncés quant à des événements ou à des rendements à venir soient utilisés. L'information prospective contenues dans ce communiqué de presse se fonde sur certains facteurs et certaines suppositions concernant, entre autres, l'obtention d'approbations du gouvernement et d'autres organismes, l'estimation des ressources minérales, la réalisation des estimations de ressources relatives au prix du minerai de fer et des autres métaux, le moment et le montant des futures dépenses en développement, l'estimation des besoins initiaux et subséquents d'investissement en immobilisations, l'estimation des coûts de la main-d'œuvre et de l'exploitation, la disponibilité des matériaux et du financement nécessaires pour continuer à explorer et développer le projet Kami à court et à long terme, le progrès des activités d'exploration et de développement, la capacité de la Société à accéder au site de la mine Scully de Wabush; la capacité de la Société à utiliser le quai multi-usagers du Port de Sept-Îles, l'obtention des approbations réglementaires nécessaires, l'estimation des coûts d'assurance, ainsi que des suppositions concernant les fluctuations de devises, les risques environnementaux, les conflits ou revendications de titres de propriété et autres questions semblables. Même si l'entreprise considère que ces hypothèses sont raisonnables, compte tenu de l'information actuellement disponible, elles pourraient se révéler erronées. L'information prospective suppose des risques connus et inconnus, des incertitudes et d'autres facteurs qui peuvent faire en sorte que les résultats, rendements ou accomplissements réels de l'entreprise soient substantiellement différents des résultats, rendements ou accomplissements futurs exprimés ou impliqués par cette information prospective. De tels facteurs comprennent des risques inhérents à l'exploration et au développement des gisements minéraux, y compris des risques relatifs à la modification des paramètres du projet, à mesure que les plans sont redéfinis, notamment : la possibilité que les activités minières ne commencent pas au projet Kami; les risques liés aux variations des ressources minérales, de la teneur ou des taux de récupération découlant des activités d'exploration et de développement en cours; les risques liés à l'accessibilité au transport ferroviaire, aux sources d'alimentation et aux installations portuaires; les risques liés aux variations du cours, de la demande et de l'approvisionnement mondial de minerai de fer et des produits connexes; les risques relatifs à l'augmentation du niveau de concurrence sur le marché pour le minerai de fer et les produits connexes et dans le secteur minier en général; les risques liés à la conjoncture mondiale actuelle et aux incertitudes inhérentes à l'estimation des ressources minérales; les risques liés à l'accès et à la disponibilité; les risques liés à la confiance dans le personnel clé; les risques opérationnels inhérents aux activités minières, y compris les risques d'accident, de conflit de travail, d'augmentation des coûts d'immobilisations et d'exploitation ainsi que les risques potentiels de retards ou d'augmentation des coûts au cours de la mise en valeur; les risques liés à la réglementation, notamment en matière d'obtention des permis ou des licences nécessaires; les risques liés au financement, à la capitalisation et aux liquidités, y compris le risque que le financement nécessaire aux activités d'exploration et de développement du projet Kami ne soit pas disponible selon des modalités satisfaisantes ou soit inexistant; les risques liés aux litiges en matière de titres et de droits de propriété; les risques liés aux litiges avec les groupes autochtones; les risques liés à l'acquisition par un tiers du site de la mine Scully de Wabush; les risques environnementaux; et les autres risques définis dans la section " Facteurs de risque " de la notice annuelle du dernier exercice financier de l'entreprise ou d'autres rapports ou documents déposés auprès d'organismes canadiens de réglementation des valeurs mobilières. Par conséquent, le lecteur ne doit pas se fier indûment à l'information prospective. L'information prospective est fournie en date de la rédaction de ce communiqué de presse. Sauf pour ce qui est des exigences des lois sur les valeurs mobilières en vigueur, l'entreprise ne reconnaît aucune obligation de modifier ou de réviser publiquement l'information prospective.


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News Article | February 15, 2017
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Samtec, a privately held $662 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, proudly announces the expansion of their extensive line of standard and custom AccliMate™ Sealed Cable Plugs and Receptacles, including new crimp sealed bayonet latching circulars. These systems meet IP67/IP68 requirements for dustproof and waterproof sealing and are designed for industrial, outdoor, underwater and other harsh environments. Samtec’s newest AccliMate™ Crimp Sealed Bayonet Circulars (CCP-12/CCR-12/CCRB-12 Series) were developed as cost effective solutions with optional metal shielding for cable-to-cable and cable-to-panel applications. They are available in standard size 12 shells with metal or plastic housings. They also feature bayonet style latches to ensure proper mating with quick connection and disconnection. The CCP-12/CCR-12/CCRB-12 series provided design flexibility with socket and terminal end options, cable lengths up to 50 meters and kitted components to facilitate efficient field assembly. Dust caps are also available. Panel receptacles can be terminated with Samtec’s 2.00 mm pitch Tiger Eye™ discrete wire socket connector, or can be supplied with blunt cut cable for field termination. Samtec’s AccliMate™ family of sealed cable plugs and receptacles includes many options. AccliMate™ Sealed Mini Push-Pull Systems (MCP/MCR Series) offer IP67 protection against dust and water when submerged one meter deep for 30 minutes. AccliMate™ Sealed Rectangulars (RCX/RPBX/RPCX Series) provide a space saving design for maximum density in low profile and 1U sealed USB and Ethernet applications. Lastly, AccliMate™ Sealed Threaded Circulars (SCPX/SCRXS Series) are available in Size 10 and Size 17 shell sizes with rugged overmolds for USB, Mini USB, and Ethernet applications. The design of standard and custom sealed cable solutions is simplified when using Samtec’s Solutionator® for Sealed I/O Cable Systems. This easy-to-use online tool provides an efficient method to quickly filter through hundreds of thousands of design options – including shell options, pins sizes and various signal, power and I/O interfaces - to arrive at the optimal solution that meets an engineer’s specific needs. “The combination of Samtec’s growing family of AccliMate™ solutions and our Sealed I/O Solutionator® gives engineers the ultimate in design flexibility,” said Terry Emerson, Product Manager - Micro/Rugged at Samtec, Inc. “Engineers can design the ideal cable solution, calculate voltage and current performance and receive design assistance via live chat with AccliMate™ engineers all in one tool.” For more information, download the Micro Rugged Application Design Guide or visit http://www.samtec.com/acclimate. About Samtec, Inc. Founded in 1976, Samtec is a privately held, $662 million global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, including IC-to-Board and IC Packaging, High-Speed Board-to-Board, High-Speed Cables, Mid-Board and Panel Optics, Flexible Stacking, and Micro/Rugged components and cables. Samtec Technology Centers are dedicated to developing and advancing technologies, strategies and products to optimize both the performance and cost of a system from the bare die to an interface 100 meters away, and all interconnect points in between. With 33 locations in 18 different countries, Samtec’s global presence enables its unmatched customer service. For more information, please visit http://www.samtec.com.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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Denver Court Reporting is proud to announce their partnership with Spark Digital Marketing to expand court reporting services across Colorado. Midwest Reporters has already earned a reputation as a leading provider of court reporters in Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska. Denver Court Reporting is a subsidiary of Midwest Reporters, Inc. which was originally established in 2000. Since then, they have build a staff of specialists including video and audio technicians and certified legal videographers. Their goal is to provide comprehensive assistance for all court and deposition-related tasks for attorneys. The company makes a firm commitment to make the scheduling and travel process as easy as possible so that attorneys and legal teams can focus on their most important tasks. Midwest Reporters was founded by Dana L. Burkdoll, CSR, RPR, CCR. She graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, KS with a degree in Court and Conference Reporting. She got her start in the field as a CART provider and closed captioner. She is a state-certified court reporter in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Georgia, and Oklahoma in addition to being nationally certified Registered Professional Reporter. The company maintains seven offices throughout the region for the convenience of their clients, ready to provide court reporting or legal videography services whenever they are needed. Dana L. Burkdoll founded the company to make it easy for busy attorneys to schedule depositions seamlessly and have access to experienced and dedicated court reporters for hearings or depositions. They provide a broad range of services designed to accomplish that goal, including rough drafts, expedited service, stenographic court reporting services, PDF transcripts, document management, exhibit scanning, realtime court reporting, and realtime internet streaming. In addition, the company offers legal videography and and litigation support. Denver Court Reporting is looking forward to an even bigger impact across Colorado by providing attorneys with access to experienced and dedicated court reporters. To learn more about the services offered by Denver Court Reporting, please visit https://midwestreporters.net/ Spark Digital Marketing offers a broad range of services out of North Carolina in the realm the online marketing. These include social media management, search engine optimization, website development, content marketing, and inbound marketing management. Spark Digital Marketing primarily works with court reporters to help them earn more deposition business from out-of-town attorneys. Spark Digital Marketing is owned and operated by Tony Wright. Tony Wright brings more than a decade of court reporting and digital marketing experience to Spark. To learn more about the services offered by Denver Court Reporting, please visit denverreporting.net.

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