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-- For over three decades, ITSENCLOSURES (Integration Technology Systems) has been engineering and fabricating the most heavy-duty computer enclosures on the market. ITSENCLOSURES continues to add to the popularwith the introduction of  the 'Hammerhead' – the new dual monitor NEMA 12 freestanding computer enclosure. The 'Hammerhead' protects against dust, dirt, grease, and splashing fluids.With the ability to store two 27" widescreen monitors side by side, the TITAN 'Hammerhead's' () enclosure body is constructed out of 14-gauge welded steel and 12-gauge door thickness, and stands 61" high x 54" wide (bottom portion is 29.5" wide) x 27" deep. The enclosure finish is a polyester powder paint available in blue, gray, or any custom RAL color.The 49" wide x 13.45" high viewing window is hinged at the bottom and easily folds down to accept two (up to 27-inch) 16x9 wide screen monitors in landscape orientation. Adjustable, VESA mounts are included for easy installation. The displays can also be placed on the flat surface - below the mount - utilizing OEM stands. A removable rear plate (15" high x 29.5" wide) makes it easy to quickly install the suitable monitors. Customers have a choice between a tempered safety glass or a polycarbonate viewing window.The enclosure doors feature lift and turn style key lockable latches and dual durometer EPDM gasket for additional protection against a harsh environment. The lower rear door measures 30.65" high and is ideal for accessing the back of electronics stored in the enclosure. The bottom half of the TITAN provides plenty of space to house a computer, printer, UPS, power supply, and additional important electronics. An adjustable, vented shelf, attached to uni-strut, is also included for placement of electronics."ITSENCLOSURES is excited to, once again, introduce another product to the TITAN family of pc enclosures,"said JT Spangler, President of ITSENCLOSURES. "Customer feedback warranted the 'Hammerhead' product, as manufacturers and system integrators sought a cabinet with the ability to house two monitors within one enclosure. The 'Hammerhead"creates a revolutionary workspace for factory and industrial settings. We are excited to see this product on manufacturing floors across the globe. Every product sold is designed and manufactured with a commitment to quality and satisfaction."A sloped work surface, with raised ledge, provides a useful area for important documents, file folders, and writing utensils. Beneath the work surface is a retractable keyboard/mouse drawer. The drawer is lockable and the front folds down to provide an ergonomic wrist rest. When completely extended, the drawer measures 22.7" wide x 9" deep x 3.5" high.Swivel casters are a standard feature. When the enclosure is in its desired location, the front casters lock into place with a foot brake. For areas that require a stationary workstation, bolt down legs can be installed on the enclosure.Various thermal management options are available for the TITAN 'Hammerhead,' including a filtered fan system, air conditioners (ranging in size from 2,000 – 6,000 BTU), heat exchanger, and vortex cooling unit. If additional airflow is required between the two halves of the 'Hammerhead,' a recirculating fan can be installed in a pre-cut hole below the monitors.Customize the NEMA 12 enclosure with numerous accessories, including sliding shelf brackets for the vented shelf, waterproof USB connectors for scanning devices, hinged priter door for a barcode printer, 19" wide adjustable rack mount rails, 6 outlet surge protector, 10-foot power cord, and industrial keyboards or hula points.Always proudly 'Made in the USA,' ITSENCLOSURES ships every product completely assembled and ready to use upon delivery at the plant or manufacturing facility!Located 36 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania,designs and builds the toughest computer enclosures on the market. NEMA rated PC enclosures are ideal for any environment where dust, dirt and exposure to liquids or corrosives are present.' line of computer enclosures, printer enclosures, server enclosures, and LCD enclosures protect a company's investment and maximize the lifetime of the electronics protected.' products are always 'Made in the USA' and allow companies to safely use any computer or monitor in the harshest operating environments.has been helping companies protect technology investments and realize the maximum life cycle of their equipment since its founding in 1985.Four reasons to choose: quality, delivery, service, and price.


News Article | June 30, 2017
Site: physicsworld.com

The ongoing political crisis involving Qatar has highlighted the fragility of the global helium supply, of which the Gulf state is a major producer. In this exclusive news analysis piece, Richard Clarke looks at the geopolitical and economic vulnerabilities of the helium supply chain and explains how technological advances could make these problems a thing of the past. The world is not running out of helium. It never will. For one thing, there's 3.8 billion tonnes of the stuff bearing down on us. The Earth's atmosphere contains helium at a concentration of 5.2204±0.0041 ppmv, and as far as we can tell, it's at equilibrium: there is no sign of anthropogenic helium emissions, and the rate of helium generated from radioactive decay in the Earth's crust seems to balance out the flow of helium ions from the upper atmosphere into space. So, with all that helium up there, should we worry about helium supplies? Unfortunately, the answer is "probably". The helium used in laboratories, hospitals and semiconductor-fabrication facilities around the world arrives there via a precarious, finely tuned cryogenic supply chain. The various parts of this chain are vulnerable to disruption in a number of ways, and if you start taking any of them away, the result is a game of helium Jenga: although there is a certain amount of resilience, each loss reduces the system's stability, and there is always a chance that removing one more piece will bring the tower crashing down, regionally if not globally. The latest candidate for that crucial piece is Qatar. The tiny Gulf state produces more than 25% of the world's helium, but earlier this month, a dispute with its neighbours meant that it could not export it. If this political dispute is not resolved, and the signs are not encouraging, low-temperature physics labs and other critical helium users in Europe and East Asia could catch a cold. No one wants to be "on allocation" – legal jargon for a rationed supply – but scientific or medical users could be hit particularly hard, especially since there is no special pleading or prioritization system: reductions are applied as contracts allow, regardless of the user's relative importance. During the last major helium crunch, in 2013, some facilities had their supply cut by half or more. To understand how this situation came about, it helps to know how helium is produced, and how the market for it developed. As already noted, helium is plentiful in the Earth's atmosphere, but if we had to extract it from there, low-temperature physics as we know it would have been greatly hindered because of the associated monetary and energy costs. Fortunately for physicists – as well as patients in MRI scanners, aerospace engineers (helium is used to propel hydrogen rocket fuel), data centres (their hard drives are filled with helium to boost storage capacity) and many others – certain strata in the Earth's crust contain giant accumulations of natural gas, nitrogen and helium, all just waiting to be found by geologists. The problem is that helium is the Cinderella of industrial gases. Although it critically underpins 21st century technology – the materials scientist Mark Miodownik dubbed it a "super element" in a 2017 BBC television series – it is nevertheless habitually neglected, vented and wasted. In short, the decision to recover and purify helium from a particular gas field depends entirely on the price of natural gas, the size of the field and the concentration of helium within it. This has not always been the case. A century ago, helium was a cutting-edge military technology, a potential replacement for flammable hydrogen in airships. Realizing this, the US government started recovering the small-but-useful percentage of helium found in certain gas fields across the Great Plains, notably at Cliffside in the Texas panhandle. By the 1960s, the emphasis had shifted from airships to rockets, and a huge stockpile of helium was being accumulated for use in the Apollo programme: the Saturn V rocket that launched astronauts toward the Moon in July 1969 used around 65 tonnes of helium to purge the cryogenic tanks and lines, and to propel its liquid-hydrogen fuel. At that time, the only other significant helium source was in Russia, and so helium became a Cold War gas, prized by both sides. Indirectly, however, the space race also led to the development and refinement of low-temperature cryogenics technology, and this opened up new possibilities for helium. While Cold War adversaries were sending up astronauts and cosmonauts, natural gas was beginning to be liquefied on an industrial scale for export in special tankers – chiefly to Japan, an emerging but energy-poor nation. One of the first liquid natural gas (LNG) plants was built at Arzew, Algeria, and it yielded an unexpected bonus. Although Algeria's giant Hassi-R'mel gas field contains just 0.17% helium, officials at the Arzew LNG plant discovered that the non-condensable residue or "purge gas" from the main condenser was around 50% helium. Initially, this gas was simply vented, but through patient negotiation, a team from the firm Air Products persuaded the Algerians to form a joint-venture company to build a helium refinery and liquefier. The development of this plant made it possible to export pure liquid helium in special, super-insulated tanks to Japan, Europe and beyond (previously, nearly all of Europe's helium had come from the US). The first helium shipment left Arzew in 1995, and since then, the idea of recovering helium during the liquefaction of natural gas has caught on as the LNG market has expanded. Helium is now routinely recovered from LNG plants in Algeria, Australia and, of course, Qatar, where a project called Helium 3 was due to boost the country's share of the global helium market from 25% to more than a third upon the completion of a third helium liquifier in early 2018. That, at least, was the plan before Qatar's neighbours imposed sanctions on it. Ironically, up to that point, the helium market had been returning to some kind of equilibrium after a period of tremendous upset triggered by the US Helium Privatization Act of 1996. The sole purpose of this act was to sell off America's helium reserve, and thus to recover the cost of creating and maintaining the country's helium stockpile. At a stroke, it effectively made the US government the world's biggest player and price setter in the helium market. Many smaller refiners dropped out, unable to compete against the flood of helium emerging from the Cliffside field. By 2013 the Act's work was done, and plans were duly made to shut down production at Cliffside. Only intense lobbying persuaded the US Congress not to cut off the world's helium supply at a stroke, and at the last minute, the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 averted a total shutdown. In some ways, this was a wake-up call for the industry. Today, there are around 20 significant helium refiners in the world. But even though only a few per cent of the world's supply is auctioned in Texas (and the Cliffside gas field will be depleted by 2021), the US still effectively sets the price. This is not very satisfactory, but no one has yet come up with a better idea of how to price helium. Hopefully, Qatar's absence from this market will be temporary. But both sides in the dispute seem to be digging in for the long haul, and the US – which has long acted as an intermediary in the region – is being ambivalent. Even if the dispute is resolved within a few weeks, the knock-on effects will be considerable. Qatar is still shipping LNG to customers via carriers that berth at special facilities near Ras Laffan Industrial City at the northern end of the country. However, Qatar's containerized imports and exports, including cryogenic helium tanks, are normally sent by road through Saudi Arabia and on to the major port of Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The decision of the UAE and Saudi Arabia (with Egypt and Bahrain) to impose sanctions meant that this route is no longer open. With exports thus cut off, the two existing helium liquifiers at Ras Laffan have been shut down. Restarting them will take time, and the hiatus also means that many helium containers will be in the wrong place. Worse, the containers will have warmed up, and re-conditioning them will take time and care – as the low-temperature science community knows from long experience. In response to this crisis, helium suppliers in Europe and East Asia have begun running down their existing stocks of purified helium. If and when these are exhausted, the dreaded allocations will start, and at that point managers of scientific facilities will be in a tight spot. Most large-scale physics experiments need a certain minimum, long-term helium supply rate. They can get by for a week or two but they will soon be asking how long this blockade in Qatar is going to last. The knock-on costs to a scientific or medical facility of being without helium far exceed the costs of the helium itself. Regardless of what happens in Qatar, the overall instability of the helium market means that anxiety about supplies has understandably become the norm, even though terrestrial reserves show no sign of reaching "peak helium" production. Some users have responded with creative solutions. Helium recycling systems such as the one recently installed at the UK's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) reduce both supply anxiety and cost; the RAL system should pay for itself within two years. Another useful strategy is to follow MRI manufacturers in recovering helium refrigerant gas during the decommissioning of old machinery. Minimizing leaks is also crucial, especially for fusion-energy applications. Indeed, if fusion is ever to become an economically (and perhaps technically) viable energy source, engineers need to ensure that the trend of reducing leaks by 3% per cent each year (the so-called "leak learning rate"), achieved at the Joint European Torus and elsewhere, is replicated at ITER and in DEMO, the first fusion power plant. The real challenge, however, is for the physics community to wean itself off the abundant but intermittent terrestrial helium supply. A confluence of needs – for ultra-high cryogenic system reliability, compactness, low helium inventory and, in space systems, for minimal weight and power requirements – is pushing the community in the direction of alternative technologies such as cryocoolers and pulsed-tube refrigerators. These high-precision heat engines can produce very low temperatures without the need for liquid-helium refills, and their efficiency and reliability is improving continuously. The amount of helium used per watt of cooling power is thus falling dramatically; even though helium is still the refrigerant gas, the inventory and leakage rates of new systems could be met economically through the recovery of helium from the atmosphere. The helium supply and helium user communities have been innovating for a century now, and this shows no sign of petering out. Both the importance of helium and the anxiety about its supply drive ingenuity. Necessity is, once again, indeed the mother of invention.


News Article | June 22, 2017
Site: news.europawire.eu

A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme. The group of 17 students and academics have been given unique access to the Concurrent Design Facility at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) RAL Space, to design the University’s first CubeSat. BRISTOL, 22-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The project, initially funded by the UK Space Agency, will take several years to complete.  Once designed and built, the new satellite will observe volcanoes from space and take 3D images of ash clouds. The team will be working on the design of the satellite and will be mentored by RAL Space experts in a special Concurrent Design Facility.  Concurrent engineering puts all design engineers and required tools together with the user in the same location at the same time. This allows for iterative design at a fast pace, with user and designers agreeing requirements and taking decisions in real time. Dr Lucy Berthoud, Space Systems Lecturer in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, said: “This is the first time that RAL Space have allowed students to use their facility.  We are really excited for our students to have the opportunity to work in this state-of-the-art facility and would like to thank RAL Space and the UK Space Agency for helping to make this happen.” Dr Matt Watson, Reader in Natural Hazards from the School of Earth Sciences, added: “It is really unusual for UK universities to build a satellite.  Once the satellite has been launched, we hope to receive ground-breaking images of volcanic ash. It is great that space experts and students have come together to work on the project and we are delighted that we are encouraging the next generation of space scientists and engineers.” Jenny Jobling, a 4th year Aerospace engineering student said: “Working on a real-life mission is very motivating for us, it’s a unique opportunity.” Dr Dan Peters, from RAL Space, concluded: “It’s been fun working with students, we’ve tested our facility in new and different ways and it’s been fascinating to watch the mission come into focus. It’s great to be training the next generation of scientists and engineers to use concurrent design.” The project team includes aerospace engineers Dr Lucy Berthoud and Dr Mark Schenk who will work with Bristol’s award-winning volcanology colleagues: Dr Matt Watson and Dr Helen Thomas. During the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010, European airspace closure resulted in costs of £200 million a day for airlines. About RAL Space RAL Space, based at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), carries out an exciting range of world-class space research and technology development. We have significant involvement in over 200 space missions and are at the forefront of UK Space Research. Our 200 staff are dedicated to supporting the programmes of the STFC and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), as well as undertaking a large number of space projects for UK and overseas agencies, universities and industrial companies. We undertake world-leading space research and technology development, provide space test and ground-based facilities, design and build instruments, analyse and process data and operate S- and X-band ground-station facilities, as well as lead conceptual studies for future missions. We work with space and ground-based groups around the world. About the UK Space Agency The UK Space Agency is at the centre of space research in the UK. It was officially launched on the 23 March 2010, and on the 1 April 2011 became a full executive body of BIS (now Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) ), responsible for all UK space activities. This is a huge sector, with a turnover of £9.1 billion in 2010/11, and has helped to revolutionise a wide range of crucial areas including telecommunications services, security and TV broadcasting.


News Article | June 12, 2017
Site: www.marketwired.com

Leading Fast Casual Pizza Concept Goes on Tour with Legendary Music Series; Hosts Exclusive In-Restaurant Concerts with VWT Band Jule Vera LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2017) - Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a fast-casual concept known for its chef-driven menu, announced today that it's an official sponsor of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, the largest traveling music festival in the United States. Blaze will rock the summer with a presence on the 41-stop tour, which is known for its cult-like following with over 500,000 concertgoers each year. "Partnering with Vans Warped Tour was a natural fit," said Kim Freer, Director of Cultivating Fanatics at Blaze Pizza. "This iconic summer festival shares our belief in celebrating individual expression and the creative forces that drive it." By day, Blaze Pizza will be integrated into several aspects of each tour stop, most notably showcasing a structure that will be the envy of social media accounts. Incorporating the vibe of the tour and the restaurant, Blaze has created a skateboard ramp as the backdrop to a photo op experience with a twist. Attendees will pose atop of a bolted-down skateboard and can post their picture on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win free pizza. By night, tour band Jule Vera will perform exclusive unplugged events at the area Blaze Pizza restaurant in select cities. Blaze fans will be the first to know where the Alabama-based rockers will pop up for these one-of-a-kind acoustic sets and will also receive a free download of their song "Lifeline." Follow Blaze on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to get behind-the-scenes access to the tour and band Jule Vera. "The Vans Warped Tour began as an unconventional way to showcase emerging musical acts," said Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour CEO and Founder. "We feel that same synergy with Blaze Pizza, as they are truly changing the game when it comes to pizza." Vans Warped Tour will kick off its 23rd year on Friday, June 16th in Seattle. Notable alumni include artists such as Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, No Doubt, Green Day and Blink 182. About Blaze Pizza The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on August 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Now ranked as the leading fast-casual pizza chain in the Technomic Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report, Blaze Pizza is building momentum and developing a cult following as it expands across the country. The company currently operates 197 restaurants in 32 states and Canada, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Toronto, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Boston. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel's Pretzels), the concept is backed by investors including LeBron James, Maria Shriver, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Boston Red Sox co-owner Tom Werner and movie producer John Davis. For more information, please visit blazepizza.com and facebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video. About Vans Warped Tour The Vans Warped Tour, presented by Journeys, is well known as America's longest running touring music festival of the summer. Since 1995, the tour has been a showcase for both established and up and coming talent, across a wide range of eclectic sub-genres. The tour has also cemented its place in history by bringing alternative rock and skate culture from the underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need through non-profit and eco initiatives. Alternative Press readers voted the Vans Warped Tour as the "Best Tour/Festival" and Rolling Stone called it "America's Most Successful Festival". About Jule Vera With a band from Alabama, a listener might expect to hear the trademark Southern riffs and harmonies. However, instead of traditional Southern influences, pop quintet Jule Vera takes more inspiration from their experiences and an observational analysis of the world in which they live. The band formed organically in 2010, when guitarist/keyboardist Jake Roland and bassist Will Stacey decided to start a band as high school students. It wasn't long before the duo transitioned into a three-piece upon meeting their talented vocalist and frontwoman, Ansley Newman at a local garage band camp, thus forming Jule Vera in its current iteration in 2013. Following successful EPs and singles, Jule Vera are now excited to release their debut full-length album, Waiting On The Sun (available for preorder now, releasing everywhere June 16). This is their first release on Weekday Records/Sony Music RAL. The group will be performing the album while headlining the Vans Warped Tour this summer, including singing hit songs, "Something Good," "Bad Company," "Show Me" and "Lifeline." For more on the band, to listen to their music or to follow them on social media, go to www.julevera.com. Blaze Pizza®, Fast-Fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, and the proprietary names "Pizzasmith", "Intelligent Choices For Our Pizzas, People & Planet" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.


News Article | June 8, 2017
Site: www.prlog.org

-- Sapienza Consulting today announces it has been awarded a three-year contract to supply the ECLIPSE software suite and professional services to RAL Space, which is an integral part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).RAL Space joins the growing list of successful European SMEs that benefit from adopting modules of the ECLIPSE suite in their space projects management processes.In particular, RAL Space will take advantage of the Document Configuration & Change Management (DCCM), the Non-Conformance Tracking System (eNCTS) and Action Items Manager (AIM) modules.Mike Bearman, Managing Director at Sapienza Consulting said: "We are proud to welcome on board RAL Space. Not only is RAL Space our first UK based client but their procurement of the ECLIPSE suite follows an increasing adoption of our ECSS-compliant toolset. We see this as a great step forward for Sapienza into a growing UK space sector, and an opportunity to open further doors to the UK (aero)-space and defence sector through the expected industry usage of the magnificent RAL facilities."ECLIPSE is the only collaborative suite of integrated applications designed with the invaluable experience of space industry professionals for use by European space sector organisations ranging from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) all the way to International Agencies.The ECLIPSE software suite helps space project and mission teams achieve higher efficiency, better control and compliance to ECSS (European Collaboration for Space Standardization)in key project and business areas such as:• Project Management (PM)• Product Assurance (PA)• Configuration Management (CM)• Quality Assurance (QA).The DCCM module fulfils all the document configuration requirements of a space project. Each integrated function is tailored specifically for the space industry's needs and best practices. Furthermore, it supports the document's entire evolution (i.e. creation, modification, evolution and distribution)throughout the document lifecycle.eNCTS is the only commercially available ECSS-compliant software that enables recording, monitoring and closure of Non-Conformances (NCs) found during the design, manufacture, assembly, integration and testing phases of space system engineering projects. The Non-Conformance Tracking System (eNCTS) tool removes the need of managing NCs (and all associated information)via time-consuming, error-prone, paper-oriented processes. eNCTS provides Quality and space Product Assurance functions with improved visibility into the status of NCs, as well as a structured approach to collecting and managing critical data associated with the NC resolution and product realisation process.AIM allows the creation, allocation, monitoring and tracking of Action Items (AIs) and their associated information across small and large project teams alike. Each Action Item can be allocated to an Actionee and multiple Contributors, who can access and contribute to the Action Item's progress, completion and closure via the web, in accordance with security permissions. Each AI enables all those involved to collaborate via a thread-based discussion capability, which permits additional information to be provided in the form of video, images or document attachments.The Sapienza Consulting Group is a leading provider of space mission and project support through people, software and services. Since 1994, Sapienza has been a supplier to the European Space Agency, as well as the other key players of the European institutional and commercial space sector. The Group now consists of strategically located offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, The United Kingdom, Belgium and France.For Media information contact:Sapienza Consulting GroupSpace Business ParkKapteynstraat 12201 BBNoordwijkThe NetherlandsPh: +31(0)71 407 6518Fx: +31(0)71 407 6536


News Article | June 7, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: Rallye (Paris:RAL) : L’Assemblée Générale des actionnaires de Rallye du 10 mai 2017 a décidé le versement d’un dividende de 1,40€ par action au titre de l’exercice 2016. Les actionnaires avaient la possibilité d'opter pour le paiement en actions. Le prix d'émission des nouvelles actions a été fixé à 16,67€, correspondant à 90% de la moyenne des cours d'ouverture des vingt séances de bourse précédent le 10 mai diminuée du montant du dividende. 77,8% des d


News Article | June 10, 2017
Site: www.PR.com

Sapienza Consulting today announces it has been awarded a three-year contract to supply the ECLIPSE software suite and professional services to RAL Space. Noordwijk, Netherlands, June 10, 2017 --( RAL Space joins the growing list of successful European SMEs that benefit from adopting modules of the ECLIPSE suite in their space projects management processes. In particular, RAL Space will take advantage of the Document Configuration & Change Management (DCCM), the Non-Conformance Tracking System (eNCTS) and Action Items Manager (AIM) modules. Mike Bearman, Managing Director at Sapienza Consulting said: “We are proud to welcome on board RAL Space. Not only is RAL Space our first UK based client but their procurement of the ECLIPSE suite follows an increasing adoption of our ECSS-compliant toolset. We see this as a great step forward for Sapienza into a growing UK space sector, and an opportunity to open further doors to the UK (aero)-space and defence sector through the expected industry usage of the magnificent RAL facilities.” ECLIPSE is the only collaborative suite of integrated applications designed with the invaluable experience of space industry professionals for use by European space sector organisations ranging from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) all the way to International Agencies. The ECLIPSE software suite helps space project and mission teams achieve higher efficiency, better control and compliance to ECSS (European Collaboration for Space Standardization) in key project and business areas such as: - Project Management (PM) - Product Assurance (PA) - Configuration Management (CM) - Quality Assurance (QA). The DCCM module fulfils all the document configuration requirements of a space project. Each integrated function is tailored specifically for the space industry’s needs and best practices. Furthermore, it supports the document’s entire evolution (i.e. creation, modification, evolution and distribution) throughout the document lifecycle. eNCTS is the only commercially available ECSS-compliant software that enables recording, monitoring and closure of Non-Conformances (NCs) found during the design, manufacture, assembly, integration and testing phases of space system engineering projects. The Non-Conformance Tracking System (eNCTS) tool removes the need of managing NCs (and all associated information) via time-consuming, error-prone, paper-oriented processes. eNCTS provides Quality and space Product Assurance functions with improved visibility into the status of NCs, as well as a structured approach to collecting and managing critical data associated with the NC resolution and product realisation process. AIM allows the creation, allocation, monitoring and tracking of Action Items (AIs) and their associated information across small and large project teams alike. Each Action Item can be allocated to an Actionee and multiple Contributors, who can access and contribute to the Action Item’s progress, completion and closure via the web, in accordance with security permissions. Each AI enables all those involved to collaborate via a thread-based discussion capability, which permits additional information to be provided in the form of video, images or document attachments. About Sapienza Consulting Group The Sapienza Consulting Group is a leading provider of space mission and project support through people, software and services. Since 1994, Sapienza has been a supplier to the European Space Agency, as well as the other key players of the European institutional and commercial space sector. The Group now consists of strategically located offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, The United Kingdom, Belgium and France. For Media information contact: Sapienza Consulting Group Space Business Park Kapteynstraat 1 2201 BB Noordwijk The Netherlands Ph: +31(0)71 407 6518 Fx: +31(0)71 407 6536 http://www.sapienzaconsulting.com Noordwijk, Netherlands, June 10, 2017 --( PR.com )-- It is an integral part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL).RAL Space joins the growing list of successful European SMEs that benefit from adopting modules of the ECLIPSE suite in their space projects management processes.In particular, RAL Space will take advantage of the Document Configuration & Change Management (DCCM), the Non-Conformance Tracking System (eNCTS) and Action Items Manager (AIM) modules.Mike Bearman, Managing Director at Sapienza Consulting said: “We are proud to welcome on board RAL Space. Not only is RAL Space our first UK based client but their procurement of the ECLIPSE suite follows an increasing adoption of our ECSS-compliant toolset. We see this as a great step forward for Sapienza into a growing UK space sector, and an opportunity to open further doors to the UK (aero)-space and defence sector through the expected industry usage of the magnificent RAL facilities.”ECLIPSE is the only collaborative suite of integrated applications designed with the invaluable experience of space industry professionals for use by European space sector organisations ranging from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) all the way to International Agencies.The ECLIPSE software suite helps space project and mission teams achieve higher efficiency, better control and compliance to ECSS (European Collaboration for Space Standardization) in key project and business areas such as:- Project Management (PM)- Product Assurance (PA)- Configuration Management (CM)- Quality Assurance (QA).The DCCM module fulfils all the document configuration requirements of a space project. Each integrated function is tailored specifically for the space industry’s needs and best practices. Furthermore, it supports the document’s entire evolution (i.e. creation, modification, evolution and distribution) throughout the document lifecycle.eNCTS is the only commercially available ECSS-compliant software that enables recording, monitoring and closure of Non-Conformances (NCs) found during the design, manufacture, assembly, integration and testing phases of space system engineering projects. The Non-Conformance Tracking System (eNCTS) tool removes the need of managing NCs (and all associated information) via time-consuming, error-prone, paper-oriented processes. eNCTS provides Quality and space Product Assurance functions with improved visibility into the status of NCs, as well as a structured approach to collecting and managing critical data associated with the NC resolution and product realisation process.AIM allows the creation, allocation, monitoring and tracking of Action Items (AIs) and their associated information across small and large project teams alike. Each Action Item can be allocated to an Actionee and multiple Contributors, who can access and contribute to the Action Item’s progress, completion and closure via the web, in accordance with security permissions. Each AI enables all those involved to collaborate via a thread-based discussion capability, which permits additional information to be provided in the form of video, images or document attachments.About Sapienza Consulting GroupThe Sapienza Consulting Group is a leading provider of space mission and project support through people, software and services. Since 1994, Sapienza has been a supplier to the European Space Agency, as well as the other key players of the European institutional and commercial space sector. The Group now consists of strategically located offices in Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, The United Kingdom, Belgium and France.For Media information contact:Sapienza Consulting GroupSpace Business ParkKapteynstraat 12201 BBNoordwijkThe NetherlandsPh: +31(0)71 407 6518Fx: +31(0)71 407 6536http://www.sapienzaconsulting.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Sapienza Consulting


NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 11, 2017 / The following statement is being issued by Levi & Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired shares of Walter Investment Management Corp. ("Walter Investment") (NYSE: WAC) between May 3, 2016 and March 13, 2017 . You are hereby notified that Levi & Korsinsky has commenced the class action Petrovets v. Walter Investment Management Corp., et al. (Case No. 8:17-cv-00695-RAL-AEP) in the USDC for the Middle District of Florida. Click here to view the complaint. To get more information, go to: http://www.zlk.com/pslra/walter-investment?wire=1, or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at [email protected] or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you. The complaint alleges that, throughout the class period, Walter Investment made materially false and misleading statements about its financial condition, largely because: (1) the Company was involved in fraudulent practices that violated the False Claims Act; (2) the Company's Ditech subsidiary had a material weakness in its internal control over operational processes; and (3) resultantly, the Company lacked adequate internal controls over financial reporting. Take Action: if you suffered a loss in Walter Investment, you have until to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm's attorneys have extensive expertise and experience representing investors in securities litigation, and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for aggrieved shareholders. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.


PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Regulatory News: RALLYE (Paris:RAL) : Place de cotation :   Euronext Paris Compartiment : Eurolist B Code : ISIN : FR0000060618 Date   Nombre total d’actionscomposant le capital social   Nombre total de droits de vote 30 avril 2017   48 831 113   Total brut de droits de vote : 76 880 240     Total net* de droits de vote : 76 880 240 *Total net : nombre total de droits de vote attachés au nombre total d’actions – actions privées de droits de vote Présence dans les statuts


News Article | March 1, 2017
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Dominic Chappell, the last owner of BHS, has pledged to fight legal action by the Pensions Regulator designed to force him to pay millions of pounds into the failed retailer’s pension scheme, saying the black hole in the scheme was not his fault. The regulator has agreed a £363m cash settlement with Sir Philip Green to rescue the BHS pension scheme and halted legal proceedings against the billionaire. However, it is continuing with legal action against Chappell and his company Retail Acquisitions and is understood to be seeking as much as £17m. Green owned BHS for 15 years until he sold it to Chappell, a former bankrupt with no retail experience, for just £1 in March 2015. Retail Acquisitions (RAL) received payments of up to £25m from BHS despite owning the department store chain for just 13 months until it collapsed. A spokesman for Retail Acquisitions said: “Any action brought by the Pensions Regulator will be robustly defended because RAL did not cause or add to the pension deficit, that shortfall was built up during the previous ownership.” The failure of BHS led to the loss of 11,000 jobs and left a £571m pension deficit. A high-profile parliamentary investigation into its demise concluded that the company had been systematically plundered by its owners and accused Chappell of having “his fingers in the till”. The Retail Acquisitions spokesman said: “Dominic Chappell is currently working very hard with the liquidator to recover and preserve nearly £50m, which will benefit the creditors and BHS pensioners.” The ongoing enforcement action by the Pensions Regulator shows the settlement with Green is not the end of one of the biggest corporate scandals in Britain. The collapse of BHS is still being investigated by the Insolvency Service which could recommend that former directors of BHS are banned from being company directors in Britain. The Financial Reporting Council is also looking into the collapse, while the Serious Fraud Office is also considering whether to launch a formal investigation. The deal between Green and the Pensions Regulator has received a mixed reception. Although the settlement is endorsed by the trustees of the BHS pension scheme, workers are still very likely to have cuts to their pension benefits. The Pensions Regulator estimates that workers will on average receive about 88% of the value of their original benefits in a new pension scheme created by the settlement. This is a better outcome than if the scheme had entered the Pension Protection Fund, a lifeboat for failed pension schemes, where workers would have received an estimated 75% to 79%. Green initially pledged to “sort” the problems facing the BHS pension scheme last June when he was questioned by MPs. He has already paid more than £343m into an escrow account as part of the settlement. An additional £20m will be spent on expenses and implementing the changes to the BHS pension scheme.

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