News Article | February 27, 2017
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Markets for Gasifiers" report to their offering. The global market for new gasifiers is expected to reach 1088 units by 2021 from 887 units in 2016, rising at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2015 through 2021. This report identifies, characterizes, describes and forecasts the markets for gasifiers on a global and regional basis. Attention is given to national/state incentives, international agreements, regulatory regimes and political policies that foster, hinder or avoid the implementation of gasifiers. Forecasts are provided to estimate the robustness of the gasifier markets in their different size ranges, feedstocks and applications over time, covering the period of 2015 through 2021. This report provides market data under geographic segmentation as well as technology segmentation. Estimated values provided where available are based on manufacturers' total revenues. - An exploration of the global markets for gasifiers - Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021 - A breakdown of the types of gasifier technologies, including fixed-bed, fluidized-bed, entrained-flow, and plasma - Examinations of feedstocks, such as fossil fuel (coal, petcoke, and residuals), wood, forestry products, waste and waste wood, seed hulls, nut shells, organic refuse, and others (oil palm plantation waste, corn cobs and stover, coconut husks) - Examination of government support mechanisms, climate change policy impacts, and market expansion constraints, such as emissions, component costs, natural gas and shale gas prices, and land requirements for feedstocks - Profiles of major players in the industry Each region is unique in terms of feedstock availability and growth in gross domestic product (GDP). The gasifier market for each segment is analyzed in individual chapters. Under technology segmentation, the report divides the global market into eight technology applications: - Coal to energy (CTE). - Coal to liquids (CTL). - Biomass to energy (BTE). - Biomass to liquids (BTL). - Direct reduced iron (DRI) melting. - Pet coke (includes refinery residuals). - Waste to energy (WTE). - Plasma gasifiers. The status of technology development for each application is reviewed. The efficiencies possible under gasification and other competing technologies available in the specific markets determine the end cost to users. Gasifiers have become a mainstream product in a broad range of applications, which include central power stations, waste treatment, industrial chemicals production, on-site small industrial operations, district cogeneration, residences in rural economically poor areas and more. They are becoming an essential part of the energy conversion landscape and are already a multibillion-dollar-a-year diversified industry on a strong growth path globally. - Gasification - Gasifiers - Gasifier Manufacturers - Market Drivers - Study Goals And Objectives - Reasons For Doing The Study - Gasifier Market Structure - Types Of Gasifiers - Functional Distinguishing Design Features - Gasifier System Components - Physical Characteristics Of Gasifiers - Gasification + Direct Reduced Iron - Company-Specific Gasification Technologies - Suppliers That Offer Specific Technologies For The Gasifier Markets - Patent Analysis By Year - Core Patents On Gasifier Technologies - Patent Analysis By Company/Institution - Patent Analysis By Region - Patent Analysis By Technology - Laws And Regulations Impacting The Gasifier Markets In Western Europe - Financial Incentives For Gasifiers In Western Europe - Gasifier Markets In Western Europe - Energy Markets In Southeast Asia - Coal Market In Indonesia - Natural Gas In Southeast Asia - Biomass In Southeast Asia - Southeast Asian Gasifier Market Forecasts - Energy Markets In Eastern Europe - Forecasts For Gasifier Markets In Eastern Europe, Russia And The Middle East - Australia - New Zealand - Africa - Latin America And The Caribbean - Forecast Of The Gasifier Markets In The Southern Hemisphere 14: Directory Of Companies Active In The Global Gasifier Market - Aboriginal Cogeneration Corp. - Access Energy Technologies Ltd. - Adaptivearc Inc. - Advanced Plasma Power Ltd. - AESI Llc - Agilyx - AGRO Power Gasification Plant PVT. Ltd. - Air Liquide (Lurgi) - Air Products And Chemicals Inc. - Alentec - All Power Labs Llc - Alqimi (Formerly Absi) - Alstom - Alter Nrg Corp. - AMEC Foster Wheeler - AMEC Foster Wheeler - Global Power Group - Andritz AG - Ankur Scientific Energy Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - Appro Technology - Arrya Hi-Tech Energy - Associated Engineering Works - Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S - Balboa Pacific Corp. - Bellwether Gasification Technologies Ltd. - Benreg Europe GMBH - Bioresidue Energy Technology Pvt. Ltd. - Btg Bioliquids - Careco (PVT.) Ltd. - Chanderpur Works Pvt. Ltd. - Changzheng Engineering Co. Ltd. - Chemrec AB - Chinook Sciences Llc - Cho-Power - Chongqing Fengyu Electric Equipment Co. Ltd. - Choren Industrietechnik Gmbh - Clariant International - Community Power Corp. - Concord Blue Engineering Gmbh - Conocophillips - Core Biofuel - Corex (U.K.) Ltd. - Cortus Energy - Cosmo Powertech PVT. Ltd. - Creapor S.A. - Creative Energy Systems - Cynar Plc - Diversified Contractors Inc. - DKRW Advanced Fuels - DNV Gl Noble Denton - DPS Global - Dutemp Corp. - Dynamis Energy - E. B. Mechanism PVT. Ltd. - Ebara Corp. - Eco-Energys - Ecofogao - Ecoremedy Energy Technologies - Ener-G Holdings Plc - Energiron Danieli - Energy Works Group - Enerkem - Enersol Technologies Inc. - Enova Energy Group - Ensyn Corp. - Entrade Energy Corp - Envergent Technologies - Epic - ETA Heiztechnik Gmbh - Ethos Energy - Europlasma Group - Excelsior Energy Inc. - Frontline Bioenergy Llc - Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc. - Gasek OY - GB Energy Holding S.R.O. - GE Oil & Gas - Global Energy Collaborations - GP Green Energy Systems - Greatpoint Energy - GTS Syngas S.Rl./Gmbh - Haldor Topsoe A/S - Heat Transfer International (Hti) - Herz Energietechnik - Hitachi Zosen Corp. - Host Bioenergy - Husk Power Systems PVT. Ltd. - ICM Inc. - Ils-Partners Inc. - Inentec Inc. - Ineos Bio - Innerpoint Energy Corp. - Inertam - Infinite Energy Pvt. Ltd. - International Environmental Technologies Inc. (Iet) - Interstate Waste Technologies - Iqr Solutions AB - Japan Blue Energy Co. Ltd. - Jaroslav Cankar A Syn Atmos - Kawasaki Heavy Industries - KBR - Kinc Mineral Technologies Pvt. Ltd. - Kinsei Sangyo Co. Ltd. - Klean Industries Inc. - Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co. Ltd. - Krann Engineering - Linc Energy Ltd. - Linde AG - Magnegas Corp. - Manglam Biomass Gasifiers - Maverick Synfuels - Metso Paper Inc. - Meva Energy AB - Midrex - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Environmental And Chemical Engineering - Mothermik GMBH - Netpro Renewable Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. - Nexterra Systems Corp. - Novo Energy Llc - Organic Energy Inc. - Outotec Energy Products - OVN Bio Energy PVT. Ltd. - Peat International - Peat International USA - PHG Energy - Phoenix Bioenergy Llc - Phoenix Energy - Phoenix Products - Phoenix Solutions Co. - Philcarbon - Plantec S.R.L. - Plasco Energy Group - Plasma Power Llc - Plasma2Energy - Powerhouse Energy Group Plc - Primus Green Energy - PRM Energy Systems Inc. - Pyrogenesis - Radhe Renewable Energy Development PVT. Ltd. - Recovered Energy Inc. - Renewables Plus SDN BHD - Rentech Inc. - Repotec Umwelttechnik GMBH - Rishipooja Energy And Engineering Co. - Saint-Gobain Industriekeramik Dusseldorf Gmbh - Sasol - Shell - Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology Gmbh - Sinerga S.A. - Sm Bioleum Resources PVT. Ltd. - Solena Group - Stak Properties Llc - Sundrop Fuels Inc. - Superior Gasification - Synata Bio (Formerly Coskata, Inc.) - Synergy Electric Pvt. Ltd. - Synterra Energy - Synthesis Energy Systems Inc. - Taim Weser S.A. - Takuma Co. Ltd. - Tangshan Keyuan Environmental Protection Technology & Equipment Co. Ltd. - Tarm Biomass - Taylor Biomass Energy Llc - Tenova Hyl (Part Of The Techint Group) - Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. - Tetronics Ltd. - Thermal Power Research Institute (Tpri) - Thermochem Recovery International Inc. - Thompson Spaven - Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG - Topline Energy System Llc - Trans Gas Development Systems - Trillion International PTE. Ltd. - Tutsel - Upgrade Energy - Urbaser S.A. - Vista International Technologies Inc. - Voestalpine AG - Waste To Energy Canada - W2E Ventures Inc. - WPP Energy Hk Ltd. - Wuxi Teneng Power Machinery Co. Ltd. - Xinbao Biomass Energy Co. Ltd. - Xuzhou Orient Industry Co. Ltd. - Zeachem Inc. - ZEEP - Zero Point Cleantech - Zhongde Waste Technology AG For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fxprjx/global_markets
News Article | February 15, 2017
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K today announced that WWE® 2K17, the latest addition to the flagship WWE video game franchise, is now available for Windows PC. The new release delivers all the authenticity and action offered in WWE 2K17 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, including the largest roster of WWE and NXT® Superstars in franchise history; extensive new options in Creation Suite and Universe Mode; the opportunity to “Become a Paul Heyman Guy” in MyCareer Mode; as well as substantial gameplay additions and enhancements. Fans may choose between the WWE 2K17 Standard Edition ($49.99) and the WWE 2K17 Deluxe Edition ($74.99), as well as purchase the WWE 2K17 Season Pass ($29.99). All downloadable content currently available for all console versions is available for Windows PC on launch day. The Hall of Fame Showcase, which includes playable real-life and fantasy matchups inspired by WWE’s Hall of Fame Class of 2016 inductees, will be available as downloadable content for all platforms later this year. “We received great feedback from fans and critics that helped us further improve the game’s core gameplay mechanics and expand several popular features, including the Creation Suite, Universe Mode and MyCareer Mode,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts. “Coupled with last year’s success in bringing the series to PC, we are confident WWE 2K17 will deliver our most authentic and comprehensive WWE gameplay experience to an even broader global audience.” Details on all available Windows PC content options for WWE 2K17 are as follows: Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is now available on PS4™ and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube. WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE:WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE:WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/. Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to: WWE Network; major distribution agreements; our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining programs and events; the possibility of a decline in the popularity of our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims relating to CTE; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our revolving credit facility; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the relatively small public “float” of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made and are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com. Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13 and Cat Daddy Games. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™, Mafia, and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, Evolve™, Battleborn®, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com. All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders. The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws and may be identified by words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "will," or words of similar meaning and include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the outlook for the Company's future business and financial performance. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them, which are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may vary materially from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of risks and uncertainties including: our dependence on key management and product development personnel, our dependence on our Grand Theft Auto products and our ability to develop other hit titles, the timely release and significant market acceptance of our games, the ability to maintain acceptable pricing levels on our games, and risks associated with international operations. Other important factors and information are contained in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, including the risks summarized in the section entitled "Risk Factors," the Company’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and the Company's other periodic filings with the SEC, which can be accessed at www.take2games.com. All forward-looking statements are qualified by these cautionary statements and apply only as of the date they are made. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
News Article | February 15, 2017
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau and WWE® (NYSE: WWE) are proud to announce that the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will host WWE’s pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania, on Sunday, April 8, 2018. “We are excited to bring WrestleMania back to Louisiana,” said Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. “This is a great event being hosted in one of the greatest cities in the world. We cordially invite WWE fans from all over to be part of WrestleMania Week and experience all that our beautiful state has to offer.” “New Orleans is proud to have WrestleMania return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome,” said New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu. "WrestleMania brought a world-class event to our city in 2014, and the week-long series of events generated a boost to our economy. We look forward to another historic week of events in 2018, all as part of our city’s Tricentennial celebration.” “New Orleans is a perfect setting for WWE’s biggest celebration of the year,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “On behalf of everyone at WWE, we thank Governor Edwards and Mayor Landrieu for welcoming WrestleMania back to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.” WrestleMania is more than just a one-day event; it’s a week-long celebration that will stretch throughout the New Orleans region. In addition to WrestleMania, other activities will include: WrestleMania Axxess, WWE’s four-day interactive fan festival at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Smoothie King Center; NXT® TakeOver at the Smoothie King Center; Monday Night Raw® at the Smoothie King Center; SmackDown® Live at the Smoothie King Center; Be a STAR® anti-bullying rallies; hospital visits and other community outreach initiatives designed to give back to the host community. The event will be broadcast live on WWE Network and pay-per-view in more than 180 countries. Over the past 10 years, WrestleMania has generated nearly $1 billion in cumulative economic impact for the cities that have hosted the event. This year, WrestleMania takes place Sunday, April 2 at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL. WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo. Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/ Trademarks: All WWE programming, talent names, images, likenesses, slogans, wrestling moves, trademarks, logos and copyrights are the exclusive property of WWE and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are the property of their respective owners. Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks relating to: WWE Network (including the risk that we are unable to attract, retain and renew subscribers); major distribution agreements; our need to continue to develop creative and entertaining programs and events; the possibility of a decline in the popularity of our brand of sports entertainment; the continued importance of key performers and the services of Vincent K. McMahon; possible adverse changes in the regulatory atmosphere and related private sector initiatives; the highly competitive, rapidly changing and increasingly fragmented nature of the markets in which we operate and greater financial resources or marketplace presence of many of our competitors; uncertainties associated with international markets; our difficulty or inability to promote and conduct our live events and/or other businesses if we do not comply with applicable regulations; our dependence on our intellectual property rights, our need to protect those rights, and the risks of our infringement of others’ intellectual property rights; the complexity of our rights agreements across distribution mechanisms and geographical areas; potential substantial liability in the event of accidents or injuries occurring during our physically demanding events including, without limitation, claims relating to CTE; large public events as well as travel to and from such events; our feature film business; our expansion into new or complementary businesses and/or strategic investments; our computer systems and online operations; privacy norms and regulations; a possible decline in general economic conditions and disruption in financial markets; our accounts receivable; our revolving credit facility; litigation; our potential failure to meet market expectations for our financial performance, which could adversely affect our stock; Vincent K. McMahon exercises control over our affairs, and his interests may conflict with the holders of our Class A common stock; a substantial number of shares are eligible for sale by the McMahons and the sale, or the perception of possible sales, of those shares could lower our stock price; and the relatively small public “float” of our Class A common stock. In addition, our dividend is dependent on a number of factors, including, among other things, our liquidity and historical and projected cash flow, strategic plan (including alternative uses of capital), our financial results and condition, contractual and legal restrictions on the payment of dividends (including under our revolving credit facility), general economic and competitive conditions and such other factors as our Board of Directors may consider relevant. Forward-looking statements made by the Company speak only as of the date made and are subject to change without any obligation on the part of the Company to update or revise them. Undue reliance should not be placed on these statements. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business, please refer to the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10Q.
News Article | February 17, 2017
Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation (SWSWF) hosted its High School Sports Medicine Seminar in partnership with Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) and San Diego State University on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The event was attended by 152 students, instructors and athletic trainers in SUHSD’s Career Technical Education (CTE) Medical Pathways Sports Medicine. “Our seminars are designed to empower students and athletic personnel to recognize and respond to the signs of critical sports injuries,” said Dr. Charles Camarata, founder of Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation. “We need more people on the field and in the gym to know the warning signs of conditions like concussions and sudden cardiac arrest, and we do that while inspiring a new generation of sports medicine professionals.” Sponsored by Citizen’s Business Bank, the seminar focused on introducing the field of sports medicine to high school students through training by local physicians, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists. Students also participated in lab scenarios designed by nationally recognized certified athletic trainers and medical staff. “We believe that students need a hands-on, collaborative education to be successful graduates,” said Elaine Elefante-Leano, SUHSD director of College and Career Readiness. “This seminar enabled our students, who are interested in sports medicine, to learn directly from professionals and gain valuable, employable skills.” The program included a tour of SDSU’s athletic training room and physical therapy facilities, and concluded with a men’s SDSU basketball game against Utah State. Presentations and labs included: The Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation (SWSWF) was established in 2010 to fulfill a need in the underserved areas of San Diego by performing high school sports screening assessments, offering free high school injury clinics, educating medical doctors, physical therapists, and certified athletic trainers, and by providing scholarships for students with an interest in healthcare. http://www.swswf.org Sweetwater Union High School District’s Certified Technical Education program provides students with a comprehensive educational experience that encompasses college and career readiness. ccr.sweetwaterschools.org The San Diego State Aztecs are a Division I program and a member of the Mountain West Conference. Since the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year, San Diego State has won 33 team conference championships. This decade, SDSU has had seven teams in six different sports finish in the top 10 at NCAA national championship competitions. The two-time defending conference champion football program has advanced to postseason play each of the last seven seasons, has won 11 games each of the last two seasons and ended the 2016 campaign ranked 25th nationally in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls. Since the start of the 2010 football season, San Diego State ranks fourth nationally in combined football and men’s basketball winning percentage. Photos to accompany the press release for media use:
News Article | February 15, 2017
« NanoSteel closes new equity round led by GM Ventures; NanoSteel AHSS in validation testing with 10+ automakers | Main | Extensive rollout for GM 9-speed transmission in China » Ballard Power Systems announced its membership in the “Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium” (FCEBCC), a large-scale project for which funding has now been committed to support deployment of 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric buses at two California transit agencies. Ten (10) buses are to be deployed with Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District (AC Transit) and 10 buses are to be deployed with the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). The FCEBCC project is funded and sponsored by: the California Air Resources Board (CARB) through the California Climate Investments program; the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD); and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD). The Center for Transportation and Environment (CTE), a non-profit member-based organization, is providing project management and oversight. Ballard will be providing 20 of its FCveloCity-HD 85-kilowatt fuel cell systems to New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America. Ballard systems will power New Flyer 40-foot Xcelsior XHE40 fuel cell buses, which are planned to be delivered and in-service with AC Transit and OCTA by the end of 2018. The buses are to be supported by advanced hydrogen fueling infrastructure provided by The Linde Group. The New Flyer Xcelsior buses, powered by Ballard, have a range of approximately 500 kilometers (311 miles), can be refueled in less than 10 minutes without the need for overnight plug-in battery recharging, can replace conventional buses without compromising operational performance, and generate zero tailpipe emissions. Ballard has powered buses for more than a cumulative 10 million kilometers (6.2 million miles) in revenue service—more than any other fuel cell company—and New Flyer has been very active in the North American fuel cell electric bus market. These efforts have contributed to improving the durability and reliability of these buses while demonstrating fuel economy 1.4x higher than diesel buses and 1.9x higher than CNG buses, according to an NREL report. This Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities.
News Article | March 1, 2017
Today, True Vision Funding LLC (TVF), a leader in the financial services sector and Structured Settlements, announced the formation of a new division for the purchase of sports and music entertainment contracts, including the NFL – Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) being a main focus. Clinton Portis, former Washington Redskins running back and supporter for TVF echoed his sentiments. "As an ex-NFL player, I believe it's important for us to protect our futures. Head trauma has serious consequences among my peers in many cases. Through more education and studies, it's imperative for the future of NFL players and retirees to always be protected from an unknown disparity that may impact their future lives after the game." "Due to my personal relationships with professional athletes. I understand the financial challenges professional athletes and artist face. Our company is uniquely qualified to help sports and entertainment professionals gain access to their funds. What separates True Vision Funding,” said TVF Founder, Aji Eapen, “is our world class personalized service while respecting confidentiality. The attributes that separate us from our competitors will translate well into the sports and entertainment sectors." Tarun Mehta, at Alliance One Marketing, says, "True Vision Funding has been a preeminent figure in the settlement industry and has helped hundreds of clients access funds at reasonable rates. In a volatile industry, TVF represents a stabilizing force that gives comfort to their clients and credibility. " TVF understands that parties may receive periodic payments in the form of Structured Settlements from an array of sources, which includes varying circumstances; ranging from a personal injury settlement to music royalties and sports contracts. The TVF team has a proven track record with a trusted approach of helping individuals gain financial freedom. TVF is here to tailor the perfect transaction and give their clients the financial freedom they deserve. About True Vision Funding, LLC Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, True Vision Funding, LLC (TVF) is a nationally recognized financial services firm that purchases structured settlement payments from individuals and offers one-time payments to lottery winners nationwide. TVF has proven itself as an industry leader in providing transparency with our customer focused services. For more information call 855-505-9258 or info(at)truevsionfunding(dot)com; visit http://www.truevisionfunding.com
News Article | March 2, 2017
Employment in the forensic science industry is expected to grow 27 percent by 2024, faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. To meet the demand for highly trained workers in the field, CEV Multimedia announces the release of a new forensic science course that will introduce high school students to complex scientific and mathematical concepts of forensics in an engaging and practical way. Using the framework of solving crimes, students explore advanced biology, chemistry, physics and trigonometry. Delivered through iCEV, an online learning platform, teachers have access to an extensive playlist of videos, presentations, lab activities, assessments, lesson plans and more to teach topics related to forensic science. “Nationally, we’ve seen an increased interest from students seeking opportunities to learn and train for a career in forensic science,” said Clayton Franklin, vice president of brand management at CEV Multimedia. “As the forensic science industry continues to grow, we’re pleased to be able to provide students with course materials to thrive in this field.” Dependent upon the state, the forensic science course is taught by criminal justice, health science and/or science teachers, and sometimes counts as a science credit towards graduation. The content areas of the course focus on topics such as scientific procedures, forensic thinking & problem solving, evidence collection, trace evidence, fingerprint & impression analysis, DNA analysis, ballistics, document analysis and more. Written and developed by education and industry professionals, iCEV’s robust curriculum and training resources aid students in concept mastery and the potential acquisition of industry-backed certifications. These opportunities help students stand out from others when pursuing a job in their career path or applying for postsecondary education. For more information on the forensic science course, please visit http://www.icevonline.com/pages1/new-forensic-science-course. About CEV Multimedia With more than 30 years of experience, CEV specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Health Science, Law Enforcement and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students. With iCEV’s learning-on-demand capabilities, video clips stream instantly to any device with Internet capabilities. Through iCEV, students can earn industry-backed certifications across multiple areas of CTE that prepare them for college and beyond. For more information, visit http://www.icevonline.com.
News Article | February 16, 2017
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