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Mexoro Minerals Ltd Announces Resource Estimate of 1.1 Million Measured and Indicated Gold Equivalent Ounces and 0.02 Million Inferred Gold Ounces at the Cieneguita Gold ProjectMeeting for Shareholder Vote to Change the Company's Name to Pan American Goldfields Ltd Scheduled for May 24, 2010
BROOMFIELD, CO, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mexoro Minerals Ltd (OTCBB:"MXOM") (the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has received an updated NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate, along with an NI 43-101 Technical Report, including an estimate of 1.1 million Measured and Indicated gold equivalent ounces and 0.02 Million Inferred gold equivalent ounces at its Cieneguita Project in Chihuahua State, Mexico. The estimate is based on the previous drilling results from 2008 and 2009 at the Cieneguita Project. The Cieneguita project is in commercial production under a joint venture between the Company and Minero Rio Tinto, a private Mexican company. The estimate includes 20,087,000 Measured and Indicated tonnes grading 1.54 g/t gold equivalent and 453,000 Inferred tonnes grading 1.47 g/t gold equivalent.
The estimate is based on drilling results of 17,833 meters of drilling in 90 holes, and outlines a mineralized zone containing potentially economic gold, silver and base metal sulfide resources over a strike length of 1000 meters by 300 meters in width, and to a depth of approximately 250 meters from the crest of the hill which hosts the mineralization.
Table 1: Estimated gold, silver and base metal resource tonnages with their associated grades:
Cieneguita Deposit In Situ Resource Estimate Within Optimized Pit Shell @ 0.8 g/t AuEq Cut-Off
tion Tonnes Au Ag Cu Pb Zn AuEq
g/t g/t % % % g/t
Measured 3,128,000 0.71 61.8 0.03 0.24 0.29 1.86
Indicated 16,959,000 0.74 50.0 0.03 0.21 0.25 1.69
Ind. 20,087,000 0.74 51.8 0.03 0.21 0.26 1.71
Inferred 453,000 0.99 34.2 0.02 0.13 0.17 1.63
tion Au Ag AuEq
oz oz oz
Measured 71,400 6,215,000 186,600
Indicated 403,500 27,262,000 920,900
Ind. 474,900 33,477,000 1,107,500
Inferred 14,400 498,000 23,800
(1) Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have
demonstrated economic viability. The estimate of mineral resources
may be materially affected by environmental, permitting, legal,
title, taxation, socio-political, marketing, or other relevant
(2) The quantity and grade of reported Inferred resources in this
estimation are uncertain in nature and there has been insufficient
exploration to define these inferred resources as an Indicated or
Measured mineral resource and it is uncertain if further exploration
will result in upgrading them to an indicated or measured mineral
(3) The mineral resources in this press release were estimated using the
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), CIM
Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves, Definitions and
Guidelines prepared by the CIM Standing Committee on Reserve
Definitions and adopted by CIM Council December 11, 2005.
(4) The metal prices used in this estimate were an approximate 2 year
trailing average as follows: Au $945/oz, Ag $14.75/oz, Cu $2.75/lb,
Pb $0.85/lb and Zn $0.80/lb. Mining costs were $2.50 per tonne of
rock, Processing $15/tonne and G&A $7 per tonne.
(5) This in situ resource was defined within an optimized pit shell at a
0.8 gt AuEq cut-off.
In the recently completed Technical Report by Douglas R. Wood, Licensed Professional Geologist, Utah #5557261, Dana C. Durgin, Certified Professional Geologist #10364, Eugene J. Puritch, P. Eng and Antoine Yassa, P. Geo., an NI 43-101 compliant resource estimate was carried out by Puritch and Yassa of P & E Mining Consultants Inc., using inverse distance grade estimation and a geologic model developed from data from the Company's drill programs, except for 6 holes from which assays are still pending. The current calculation uses a 0.8 g/t gold equivalent cutoff, which is considered to be somewhat conservative compared to the average of cutoffs used for resource calculations for similar deposits in the region.
Potential increases to the number of estimated resource ounces could result from a number of additional sources, including:
- the 6 holes for which assays are still pending could represent
additional mineralization containing additional resources
- the mineralized area is open to the north and west, and additional
drilling in that quadrant could result in increases to the resource
- drill spacing in a portion of the mineralized area is on 80 meter
centers, and in-fill drilling in that area could also result in
increases to the resource estimate and classification.
- a lower cutoff grade demonstrated by recent historic operating costs
and parameters could also result in increases to the resource
- changes in assumptions or estimates of the pit wall slopes, pit
design, mining dilution, and metals recoveries all could generate
additional resources in the estimate.
"We are delighted with the completion of the current resource estimate consistent with the production activities and operations at Cieneguita, giving the Company an estimate of potentially economic gold equivalent ounces.," said George Young, president of Mexoro. "Since Cieneguita is in production, we can utilize this resource estimate as well as estimated operating costs as a reliable picture of the economic potential of project operations. With the complete and current NI 43-101 Technical Report in hand, we are also able to move the Company forward toward an application to list on the TSX or TSX Venture Exchange, and continue to create value for our shareholders."
The Company also announced that it has mailed proxy statements to shareholders in preparation for the shareholder meeting set for May 24 for the purpose of voting on the proposed change of the name of the Company to Pan American Goldfields Ltd., the reincorporation of the Company from Colorado to Delaware, and other related matters.
Mario Ayub is a director of the company and is a 'qualified person' for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Properties of the Canadian Securities Administrators. He has verified the data (including sampling, analytical and test data) and prepared or supervised the preparation of the information contained in this news release.
Quality Assurance & Control
The Company has implemented a quality assurance and control (QA/QC) program to ensure sampling and analysis of all exploration work is conducted in accordance with the best possible practices. Sampling and analysis of all drill samples is conducted in accordance with best possible practices and only internationally certified laboratories are used. Half of all drill core is retained for future assay verification. The QA/QC policy includes the chain of custody monitoring, insertion of blanks, standards and duplicates in the initial samples submitted. The results of the QA/QC sample analyses are carefully monitored.
About Pan American Goldfields/Mexoro Minerals
Pan American Goldfields/Mexoro Minerals is a Chihuahua, Mexico based gold producer and exploration company. It is a specialist in exploration, mine development and production in Mexico's booming Sierra Nevada Gold Belt. The company's most advanced project is its now producing Cieneguita Gold Mine where a feasibility study to significantly increase the mine's already growing production profile is underway. Pan American plans to utilize cash flow from its gold production to fund its current exploration programs now underway at Cieneguita South, Piedras Blancas, and Sahuayacan as well as at the Encino Gordo Project.
On behalf of the Board of Directors,
George S. Young, President
Safe Harbor Disclosure
The information in this press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company. Please note that any statements that may be considered forward-looking are based on projections; that any projections involve judgment, and that individual judgments may vary. Moreover, these projections are based only on limited information available to us now, which is subject to change. Although those projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, we are under no obligation to inform you if they do. Actual results may differ substantially from any such forward looking statements as a result of various factors, many of which are beyond our control, including, among others, the timing and outcome of our feasibility study on our Cieneguita Project; the costs and results of our initial production activities on our Cieneguita Project; the future financial and operating performances of our projects; the estimation of mineral resources and the realization of mineral reserves, if any, on our existing and any future projects; the timing of exploration, development, and production activities and estimated future production, if any; estimates related to costs of production, capital, operating and exploration expenditures; requirements for additional capital and our ability to raise additional capital on a timely basis and on acceptable terms; government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, reclamation and rehabilitation expenses; title disputes or claims against our existing and any future projects; and the future price of gold, silver, or other minerals. These and other factors can be found in our filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances following the date of this release.
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Southwest Airlines Offers Customers a 'Corona Moment'Southwest Airlines Adds New Beer Offering with Corona Extra
DALLAS, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beginning today, Southwest Airlines will add a new beer offering onboard. Nothing says summer like a cold Corona Extra with a lime! Corona Extra is the #1 selling imported beer in the U.S. Corona's smooth taste offers the perfect balance between heavier European imports and lighter domestic beer. The additional beverage option is another way Southwest is improving the Customer experience onboard.
Corona Extra will be the same price as Southwest's current beer offerings at $5 per can or one Southwest drink coupon. Corona joins the airline's other onboard beer offerings of Bud Light, Miller Lite, Michelob Ultra, and Heineken.
Southwest will be testing Corona Extra onboard through September and at that time, based on Customer demand, the airline will determine whether to keep the offering onboard.
Check out Southwest Airlines' company blog, Nuts About Southwest, to view a fun video on the new beverage and an interesting blog post on the new product.
To celebrate the Corona Extra offering, Southwest will host a "My Corona Moment" photo contest via the airline's Twitter account, @SouthwestAir. The contest will encourage Customers to submit a photo, using the hashtag #mycorona, of their own Corona moment--a moment of pure bliss and relaxation with a Corona Extra in hand. The best photo submission will win two roundtrip tickets on Southwest and a three-night stay at a Sterling Resort in Panama City Beach, Southwest's newest destination, opening May 23. Visit southwest.com/mycorona to view rules and regulations.
After more than 38 years of service, Southwest Airlines, the nation's leading low-fare carrier, continues to stand above other airlines--offering a reliable product with exemplary Customer Service. Southwest Airlines is the most productive airline in the sky and offers Customers a comfortable traveling experience with all premium leather seats and plenty of legroom. Southwest Airlines , the nation's largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, currently serves 68 cities in 35 states. Based in Dallas, Southwest operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has nearly 35,000 Employees systemwide.
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Santander BanCorp Has Filed With the SEC Its Form 10Q for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2010
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Santander BanCorp (NYSE: SBP; LATIBEX; XSBP) ("the Corporation") has filed its Form 10Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 10, 2010 and in addition to being available at http://www.sec.gov/, it is also available at http://www.santandernet.com/ and can be accessed by clicking on "Investor Relations" on the website main page.
In addition, the Corporation makes available additional financial information on the Corporation's website at http://www.santandernet.com/ and can be accessed by clicking on "Investor Relations" on the website main page and clicking on "Financial Highlights on Excel".
A hard copy of Santander BanCorp's most recent Form 10Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and Form 10K and Annual Report, including the complete audited financial statements is available free of charge upon request at http://www.santandernet.com/ and can be accessed by clicking on "Investor Relations" on the website main page.
Santander BanCorp is a publicly held financial holding company that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (SBP) and on Latibex (Madrid Stock Exchange) (XSBP). 91% of the outstanding common stock of Santander BanCorp is owned by Banco Santander, S.A. (Santander). The Corporation has five wholly owned subsidiaries, Banco Santander Puerto Rico, Santander Securities Corporation, Santander Financial Services, Inc., Santander Insurance Agency, Inc. and Island Insurance Corporation. Banco Santander Puerto Rico has been operating in Puerto Rico for thirty-two years. It offers a full array of services through 54 branches in the areas of commercial, mortgage and consumer banking, supported by a team of over 1,700 employees. Santander Securities offers securities brokerage services and provides portfolio management services through its wholly owned subsidiary Santander Asset Management Corporation. Santander Financial Services, Inc. offers consumer finance products through its network of 64 branches throughout the Island. Santander Insurance Agency offers life, health and disability coverage as a corporate agent and also operates as a general agent. For more information, visit the Company's website at http://www.santandernet.com/.
Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with presence in 10 main markets. At the end of 2009, Santander was the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and third in the world by profit. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1,245 billion in managed funds at the end of 2009. Following the acquisition of Sovereign Bancorp. of the U.S. in January 2009, Santander has 90 million customers, 13,660 branches -more than any other international bank- and 170,000 employees. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America, with leading positions in the United Kingdom and Portugal and a broad presence in Europe through its Santander Consumer Finance arm. In 2009, Santander registered EUR 8,943 million in net attributable profit. For more information, visit http://www.santander.com/.
This news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which the Company operates, its beliefs and its management's assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "targets," "goals," "projects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Except as otherwise required under federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, the Company does not have any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.
CONTACT: Juan M. Diaz, +1-787-777- 4240 , or Michelle Balaguer,
+1-787-777-4186, both for Santander BanCorp
Web Site: http://www.santandernet.com/
BIRKS Gives a Heartfelt Welcome to New Brand Ambassador Joannie Rochette
MONTREAL, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIRKS is proud to announce that Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater and 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, will be the latest face of the brand. Joannie won the hearts of Canadians, Olympic fans worldwide, and BIRKS, when she took to the ice for the ladies long program at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia.
"Joannie mesmerized the audience that night with an incredible performance - she embodied courage, elegance and grace under pressure. I met Joannie previously, at a BIRKS dinner, and her enthusiasm for the brand is contagious. We are so very happy to welcome her to the BIRKS family," says Tom Andruskevich, President and CEO of Birks & Mayors Inc.
"I am overjoyed to be embarking upon this relationship with BIRKS," said Joannie. "I have been enamored with this iconic, Canadian brand since my childhood, and it's an honor for me to be able to represent the brand and make that emotional connection with BIRKS' clients."
Joannie's strength and perseverance on the fateful night of her skate touched the hearts of people around the world, and she continues to impact people's lives by being a great role model.
Rochette is a spokesperson for the iheartmom campaign, an initiative designed to promote awareness on the causes of heart disease and to raise funds for research and treatment.
She is dedicated to this cause and hopes, that through education, others can be spared the pain that comes with the untimely loss of a loved one.
The confident manner, elegance, artistry and creative sensibility that Joannie exudes is what makes her inspirational to so many. BIRKS and Joannie look forward to using these qualities as creative stimulation to develop something tangible - a spectacular piece of jewellery, which will support the campaign that is closest to Joannie's heart, iheartmom.
Birks & Mayors, Inc. (Amex "BMJ") is a leading operator of 64 luxury jewellery stores in the United States and Canada. As of May 10, 2010, the Company operated 33 Birks stores across most major metropolitan markets in Canada and 29 Mayors stores across Florida and Georgia, as well as two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand. Founded in 1879, BIRKS is Canada's premier luxury brand and is the Official Supplier of Jewellery for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. For more information, please visit http://www.birks.com/.
BIRKS & MAYORS INC.
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China Recycling Energy Corp. Schedules First Quarter 2010 Results Conference Call
XI'AN, China, May 10 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Recycling Energy Corp. (Nasdaq: CREG or the "Company"), a leading industrial waste-to-energy solution provider in China, today announced that it will hold a conference call with investors on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the Company's first quarter 2010 financial results.
The dial-in numbers for the live audio call beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 13, 2010 is (877) 407-0784 for domestic and (201) 689-8560 for international. Both parties should reference conference ID 350261.
A replay of the call will be available 2 hours following the call through midnight EDT on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by telephone at (877) 660-6853 for domestic and (201) 612-7415 for international. To access the replay, both parties should reference account 3055 and conference ID 350261.
About China Recycling Energy Corp.
China Recycling Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: CREG; "CREG" or the "Company") is based in Xi'an, China and provides environmentally friendly waste-to-energy technologies to recycle industrial byproducts for steel mills, cement factories and coke plants in China. Byproducts include heat, steam, pressure, and exhaust to generate large amounts of lower-cost electricity and reduce the need for outside electrical sources. The Chinese government has adopted policies to encourage the use of recycling technologies to optimize resource allocation and reduce pollution. Currently, recycled energy represents only an estimated 1% of total energy consumption and this renewable energy resource is viewed as a growth market due to intensified environmental concerns and rising energy costs as the Chinese economy continues to expand. The management and engineering teams have over 20 years of experience in industrial energy recovery in China.
For more information about CREG, please visit http://www.creg-cn.com/ .
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For more information, please contact:
Mr. Leo Wu
China Recycling Energy Corp.
Mr. Howard Gostfrand
American Capital Ventures, Inc.
China Recycling Energy Corp.
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EMC To Resell Brocade IP Networking Solutions To Maximize Data Center EfficiencyBrocade 10 GbE and Converged Networking Solutions to be Available through the EMC Select Program
BOSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- EMC World -- BrocadeÂ® and EMC Corporation today announced an agreement for EMC to resell the Brocade IP networking portfolio of 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switching products through the EMC Select program. This new agreement reflects the companies' joint commitment to address key customer requirements with 10 GbE switching products as they consolidate and virtualize data centers on their journey to the private cloud.
This agreement further extends the two companies' long-standing, strategic partnership founded upon providing innovative solutions from Brocade and EMC that successfully address customer requirements, as well as a shared vision to improve IT efficiency, simplicity and business flexibility (see related press release and website).
EMC will offer the comprehensive portfolio of Brocade networking solutions including:
-- Brocade FCX Series switches: High-performance, flexible and
easy-to-manage 1 GbE top-of-rack switches that are purpose-built for
today's virtual data centers. Offered in 24- and 48-port models, the
Brocade FCX Series enables horizontal stacking of switches, unifying
network management for an entire row of servers. An optional 4-port 10
GbE module enables wire-speed performance across all ports.
-- Brocade TurboIron 24X switch: A compact, high-performance,
high-availability and low latency 10/1 GbE dual-speed solution that
meets mission-critical data center top-of-rack, aggregation and
High-Performance Cluster Computing (HPCC) requirements.
-- Brocade NetIron MLX Series: Advanced routers that provide high-density
10 GbE and 1 GbE solutions and are built with capabilities for Data
Center Bridging (DCB)/Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE). They offer
exceptional wire-speed performance, scalability and a rich set of
IPv4, IPv6, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Virtual Private LAN
Services (VPLS) and multi-VRF capabilities - including hitless
upgrades. As a result, these routers are ideal for a wide range of
advanced applications in virtualized data centers.
-- Brocade NetIron CES 2000 Series: 10 GbE-capable edge switches that
feature wire-speed performance and deep packet buffers for media-rich
applications. The NetIron CES Series includes advanced services such
as VPLS to support geographically distributed Ethernet LANs in a
compact form factor.
-- Brocade ServerIron ADX Application Delivery Controllers: A complete
family of application delivery controllers with industry-leading
performance that use application intelligence to enable on-demand,
elastic data center computing.
In addition, Brocade Support services will be available to EMC customers using Brocade IP and converged networking solutions through Brocade Supplemental Support (BSS).
"Virtualization and cloud computing are driving high-performance Ethernet adoption and convergence in the data center. This new agreement not only signifies the evolution of our long-term, productive partnership with EMC to meet this demand, but it allows our joint customers to reap the benefits of our combined experience and expertise in Ethernet, storage and converged networking technologies," said Ken Cheng, Vice President of infrastructure products division at Brocade. "This joint expertise will help enable our customers to streamline their migration toward high-performance virtualization, data center convergence and cloud infrastructures, while simplifying their operations, reducing costs and increasing business agility."
"Customers look to EMC for a complete set of technologies, solutions and services that increase levels of efficiency and optimize their data center environments," said Barbara Robidoux, Vice President, Storage Product Marketing, EMC Corporation. "The addition of Brocade's leading 10 GbE switching products within our set of offerings further meets this customer imperative as we continue to provide a solid foundation for their journey to the private cloud."
Brocade Ethernet switches and routers will be available through the EMC Select program in Q3 2010.
Brocade develops extraordinary networking solutions that enable today's complex, data-intensive businesses to optimize information connectivity and maximize the business value of their data. For more information, visit http://www.brocade.com/.
EMC Corporation is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at http://www.emc.com/.
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Exelon Power Agrees to Revise Retirement Dates of Two Generating Units
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exelon Power will retire two suburban Philadelphia electric generating units earlier than previously announced, as a result of a revised analysis by PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission organization.
PJM informed Exelon Power that transmission system upgrades, necessary to allow two aging fossil-fuel generating units to retire, can be completed sooner than their original analysis indicated.
PJM has determined that Cromby Generating Station Unit 2 is needed to remain in operation until Dec. 31, 2011, and Eddystone Generating Station Unit 2 is needed to remain in operation until Dec. 31, 2012, to support transmission system reliability.
Previously, PJM indicated that it needed Cromby Generating Station Unit 2 to remain in operation through May 31, 2012, and Eddystone Generating Station Unit 2 through Dec. 31, 2013.
While it originally announced on Dec. 2, 2009 that the two units would retire for economic reasons, Exelon Power has agreed to extend their operation through the timeframe defined by PJM for system reliability reasons.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation's largest electric utilities. The company has one of the industry's largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.
CONTACT: Valencia McClure, Exelon Power Communications, +1-610-765-6926
(ofc.), +1-484-319-5691 (cell)
Supermicro TwinBlade(TM) remporte le prix << Best Blade 2010 >>
SAN JOSE, Californie, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- TwinBlade(TM) offre le meilleur rendement, la meilleure densité (20
noeuds biprocesseur par rack 7U) et une efficacité de l'alimentation (94 %)
avec le coÃ»t total de possession le plus bas et l'InfiniBand à 40 Gbits/s
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (http://www.supermicro.com) (Nasdaq : SMCI),
le leader de l'innovation dans la technologie des serveurs et de
l'informatique écologique, a annoncé aujourd'hui que son TwinBlade(TM)
largement disponible (http://www.supermicro.com/products/Superblade/TwinBlade)
avait remporté le prix Best Blade-Based Solution lors du 4e sommet annuel
BladeSystems Insight le 20 avril 2010 à Orlando, en Floride. Les cadres du
domaine informatique et les analystes de l'industrie présents ont voté pour
la plateforme TwinBlade(TM) comme le meilleur serveur lame d'ensemble de
l'industrie. Ce prix 2010 est le second prix annuel pour les serveurs lame
remporté par Supermicro en trois ans au sommet BladeSystems Insight.
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<< Ce prix prestigieux récompense l'innovation en ingénierie de
Supermicro qui double le nombre de noeuds dans un seul boîtier lame >>, a
déclaré Charles Liang, président et directeur général de Supermicro.
<< Facile à déployer, facile à utiliser et offrant le meilleur rapport
prix/rendement et le meilleur potentiel de profit disponibles pour nos
clients, SuperBlade(R) a également été classé premier par CRN dans son
article-couverture intitulé << Blades of Glory >>, qui était une compétition
en face à face entre les principales marques. Il a également remporté le prix
Best Green Data Center Solution lors du deuxième salon annuel BladeSystems
En tant que tout dernier ajout à la gamme SuperBlade(R) de Supermicro
(http://www.supermicro.com/products/Superblade), l'innovant TwinBlade(TM)
double le nombre de noeuds de calcul biprocesseur par boîtier de 7U pour
atteindre 20, permettant de parvenir à une valeur incroyablement dense et
économique de 0,35U par noeud. Sur la base du serveur lame SBI-7226T-T2
(http://www.supermicro.com/servers/blade/module/SBI-7226T-T2.cfm) prenant en
charge les derniers processeurs Intel Xeon de la série 5600 (Westmere), ce
système procure un rendement par dollar et un rendement par pied carré sans
précédent. Disponible avec des commutateurs doubles InfiniBand QDR à 40
Gbits/s, cette solution lame optimisée associe une efficacité de
l'alimentation de premier plan de 94 % avec les conceptions de systèmes de
refroidissement et thermiques novateurs et très efficaces de Supermicro pour
offrir un rendement par watt du système exceptionnel, en faisant ainsi la
solution de serveur la plus économe en énergie et la plus écologique au monde
Le TwinBlade(TM) permet jusqu'à 2 880 noyaux de traitement par rack de
42U lorsqu'il est alimenté par les nouveaux processeurs AMD Opteron(TM) à
douze noyaux de la série 6100 (Socket G34). Doté de l'InfiniBand à 40
Gbits/s, de commutateurs FCoE ou 10GbE et de commutateurs doubles 1/10GbE
dans un seul boîtier 7U, TwinBlade(TM) procure l'évolutivité et le débit
d'E/S le plus performant dans l'industrie et constitue une solution
excellente pour les déploiements de calcul de haute performance, de centre de
données, d'informatique en nuage et d'entreprise. Comptant des installations
réussies au CERN, à PRACE et dans d'autres organisations du Fortune 100, le
SuperBlade(R) est déjà devenu la solution préférée pour une large gamme
Le boîtier OfficeBlade(R) de Supermicro avec 10 serveurs lames dans un
rack 7U offre un fonctionnement à bas bruit (50dB*) et efficace en énergie de
premier plan, en faisant un excellent choix pour les environnements de bureau
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Eutelsat Communications enregistre une croissance de 13,4% de son chiffre d'affaires trimestriel et revise a la hausse son objectif de chiffre d'affaires annuel
PARIS, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- Information financiere du troisieme trimestre 2009-2010
- Très forte progression du chiffre d'affaires du 3ème trimestre : +
13,4%, à 268,3 millions d'euros
- Croissance à deux chiffres de toutes les activités, tirée par le plein
effet sur le trimestre des nouvelles capacités entrées en service depuis
- Chiffre d'affaires des neuf premiers mois en croissance de 10,9%, à
776,3 millions d'euros
- Révision à la hausse de l'objectif de chiffre d'affaires annuel
2009-2010 de plus de 1 020 millions d'euros à plus de 1 035 millions d'euros
Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 -
Euronext Paris: ETL), l'un des premiers opérateurs mondiaux de satellites,
publie aujourd'hui son information financière pour le troisième trimestre
clos le 31 mars 2010 et les neuf premiers mois de l'exercice 2009-2010 :
Chiffre d'affaires par activité :
3ème trimestre Variation 9 mois clos le Variation
clos le 31 mars 31 mars
En millions d'euros 2009 2010 en % 2009 2010 en %
Applications Vidéo 172,3 189,6 +10,0% 508,9 551,0 +8,3%
Services de Données
& à Valeur Ajoutée 42,3 52,0 +22,8% 126,6 148,4 +17,2%
Multiusages 19,7 25,1 +27,5% 54,7 69,6 +27,3%
Autres 2,2 1,6 NA 9,9 7,4 NA
Total 236,5 268,3 +13,4% 700,0 776,3 +10,9%
Commentant le chiffre d'affaires consolidé du 3ème trimestre
2009-2010, Michel de Rosen, Directeur général d'Eutelsat Communications, a
déclaré : "Menant une stratégie ciblée d'expansion de ressources sur les
régions offrant les plus forts potentiels de croissance, Eutelsat enregistre
au troisième trimestre une progression à deux chiffres de ses ventes dans
chacune de ses activités. Cette performance remarquable résulte à la fois de
l'essor continu de la demande sur les régions couvertes par notre flotte et
de l'augmentation de nos capacités à travers le lancement de nouveaux
satellites et le redéploiement rapide de ressources déjà en orbite. Cette
excellente performance vient de nouveau souligner la force de notre modèle
d'opérateur supra-régional, leader sur la zone Europe, Moyen-Orient, Afrique.
Conforté par la croissance réalisée sur les neuf premiers mois
de l'exercice, notre Groupe révise à la hausse son objectif de chiffre
d'affaires annuel en le portant de plus de 1 020 millions d'euros à plus de 1
035 millions d'euros. >>
ANALYSE DU CHIFFRE D'AFFAIRES DU 3ème TRIMESTRE
Note : sauf indication contraire, tous les chiffres de
croissance sont exprimés par rapport au troisième trimestre clos le 31 mars
2009. Les contributions de chaque application au chiffre d'affaires du Groupe
sont calculées hors << Autres revenus >>.
L'excellente performance commerciale enregistrée dans toutes les
applications a bénéficié du plein effet, sur le trimestre, des nouvelles
capacités entrées en service depuis février 2009. Cette première partie de
l'important programme de renouvellement et d'expansion de ressources
qu'Eutelsat conduit actuellement a permis de mettre en service cinq nouveaux
satellites et d'en redéployer en orbite six autres. Attribuées à la
sécurisation de notre position phare de télédiffusion HOT BIRD(TM) et à la
consolidation et au développement de cinq autres positions orbitales sur
l'Europe, le Moyen-Orient et l'Afrique, ces ressources additionnelles ont
également accru la flexibilité d'ensemble de la flotte.
APPLICATIONS VIDEO (71,1% du chiffre d'affaires)
La forte progression du chiffre d'affaires (+10,0%) enregistrée par les
Applications Vidéo a été tirée par les éléments suivants :
- L'essor commercial des opérateurs Nilesat et Noorsat, sur les
marchés de la télévision numérique en Afrique du Nord et au Moyen-Orient,
que le Groupe a accompagné avec la mise en service du satellite ATLANTIC
BIRD(TM) 4A à la position 7degrés Ouest ;
- l'activation de nouveaux contrats sur les marchés de la
télévision numérique en Russie et en Afrique sub-saharienne à la suite de
l'entrée en service, à la position 36degrés Est, du satellite W7 lancé en
novembre 2009. On citera en particulier les contrats signés avec
Intersputnik, pour la diffusion en Russie des bouquets NTV Plus et
Tricolor, et avec MultiChoice Africa, pour la diffusion de DsTV, le
premier bouquet de télévision payante en Afrique sub-saharienne ;
- l'expansion continue de la position 9degrés Est en couverture de
l'Europe jusqu'à l'Oural, avec la location de capacités supplémentaires
par des opérateurs comme Arqiva (Royaume-Uni), Telefonica (Espagne) et
Channel One (Russie) ;
- la progression continue (+ 69,0%) du nombre de chaînes haute définition
(TVHD) transportées par les satellites du Groupe. Ce nombre est passé de 71
TVHD à 120 TVHD au cours des douze derniers mois ;
Au total, le nombre de chaînes de télévision transportées par Eutelsat
s'établissait à 3 539, en progression de 12,3% sur les douze derniers mois.
Services de Données et à Valeur Ajoutée (19,5% du chiffre d'affaires)
Les Services de Données et à Valeur Ajoutée affichent une très forte
augmentation de leur chiffre d'affaires, de 22,8% au cours du trimestre,
grâce à l'entrée en service du satellite W2A en mai 2009 et de celle de W7.
L'excellente couverture de ces deux satellites sur l'Afrique et le
Moyen-Orient a permis de renforcer la position d'Eutelsat sur des marchés qui
enregistrent une demande très soutenue de capacité satellitaire pour des
services professionnels de télécommunications et de haut-débit. La
progression des ventes au cours du trimestre reflète ainsi principalement :
- Une demande soutenue en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient pour des services de
réseaux d'entreprises, d'interconnexion de réseaux GSM et de raccordement à
la dorsale Internet des plates-formes des fournisseurs d'accès situés à
l'écart des réseaux de fibre optique ;
- l'augmentation du trafic sur la base installée des terminaux D-STAR
déployés en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique pour connecter au haut
débit des entreprises et collectivités locales situées à l'écart de l'ADSL,
ainsi que le déploiement de nouveaux terminaux à bord de ferries pour assurer
leur connexion aux réseaux GSM et à l'Internet ;
- le déploiement du service à haut-débit pour le grand public Tooway(TM)
: ce service est maintenant commercialisé par 59 distributeurs dans 27 pays.
Le développement de ce réseau de distribution a pour objectif de préparer
l'arrivée début 2011 du satellite KA-SAT qui permettra à Eutelsat d'offrir à
très grande échelle des services d'accès au haut débit pour le grand public.
SERVICES MULTIUSAGES (9,4% du chiffre d'affaires)
Les Services Multiusages (+ 27,5%) ont continué à bénéficier
de la vigueur de la demande en provenance des administrations
gouvernementales, en particulier pour desservir certaines régions en Asie
centrale et au Moyen-Orient.
Les autres revenus (1,6 million d'euros) comprennent un produit
non-récurrent de 0,9 million d'euros correspondant au versement de pénalités
de retard sur la livraison du satellite W7.
EVOLUTION DE LA SITUATION FINANCIERE
Le 19 mars 2010, Eutelsat SA, dont Eutelsat Communications
détient 96%, a annoncé qu'elle avait réussi le refinancement de toutes ses
lignes de crédit pour un total de 1,3 milliard d'euros, qui seraient arrivées
à échéance en novembre 2011. Le schéma de cette opération était le suivant :
- l'émission d'obligations senior non assorties de sÃ»retés à 7 ans, avec
un coupon de 4,125% pour un montant total de 850 millions d'euros ; et
- la signature d'un nouveau contrat de crédit senior renouvelable non
assorti de sÃ»retés, ayant une maturité de 5 ans, pour un montant total de 450
A fin mars 2010, la dette d'Eutelsat SA a été entièrement
annulée et remboursée avec le produit de l'émission obligataire. Ces
opérations de refinancement ont permis au Groupe Eutelsat Communications
d'allonger la maturité moyenne de sa dette de 2,7 ans au 31 décembre 2009, à
5,3 ans au 31 mars 2010.
La notation du groupe Eutelsat est inchangée : BBB- chez S&P et Baa3 chez
ictQatar, représentant l'état du Qatar, et Eutelsat
Communications, ont annoncé aujourd'hui la signature d'un partenariat
stratégique portant sur un accord de financement et d'exploitation conjoints
d'un nouveau satellite de grande capacité qui sera localisé à la position
orbitale d'Eutelsat 25,5degrésEst. Cette position, exploitée de longue date
par Eutelsat, est aujourd'hui l'une des deux positions orbitales phares des
marchés en plein essor de l'Afrique du Nord et du Moyen-Orient.
Programmé pour un lancement fin 2012, ce nouveau satellite
viendra significativement accroître les services exploités à 25,5degrés Est.
Prenant le relais du satellite EUROBIRD(TM) 2 d'Eutelsat, en opération
actuellement à cette position orbitale, il en assurera la continuité à
travers une couverture élargie sur le Moyen-Orient, l'Afrique du Nord et
l'Asie centrale. Une capacité additionnelle en bande Ku sera en parallèle
exploitée par ictQatar. Enfin, ce nouveau satellite viendra doter cette
position orbitale de premières ressources en bande Ka, permettant aux deux
parties de saisir de nouvelles opportunités de développement.
Eutelsat et ictQatar devraient attribuer la commande de ce
satellite mi-2010, pour un lancement fin 2012. Ce programme est inclus dans
le plan d'investissements industriels communiqué aux marchés par le Groupe
Eutelsat Communications pour la période 2009-2012.
CHIFFRE D'AFFAIRES DES NEUF MOIS CLOS ET PERSPECTIVES 2009-2010
A 776,3 millions d'euros, le chiffre d'affaires des neuf premiers mois de
l'exercice 2009-2010 est en hausse de 10,9% par rapport à la mÃªme période de
l'an passé. Tenant compte de la qualité de ces performances commerciales, le
Groupe porte son objectif de chiffre d'affaires pour l'année 2009-2010 de
plus 1 020 millions d'euros à plus de 1 035 millions d'euros.
Le Groupe communiquera une mise à jour de ses perspectives à
moyen-terme à l'occasion de l'annonce des résultats de l'exercice 2009-2010,
le 29 juillet prochain.
Le calendrier ci-dessous est donné à titre indicatif
seulement. Il est susceptible de modification et sera régulièrement mis à
- 29 juillet 2010 : résultats de l'exercice clos le 30 juin
- 8 novembre 2010 : information financière pour le 1er
trimestre clos le 30 septembre 2010
- 9 novembre 2010 : Assemblée Générale des actionnaires
A propos d'Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL, code ISIN : FR0010221234)
est la société holding d'Eutelsat S.A. Avec des ressources en orbite sur 26
satellites offrant une couverture sur toute l'Europe, le Moyen-Orient,
l'Afrique, l'Inde et de larges zones de l'Asie et du continent américain,
Eutelsat est l'un des trois premiers opérateurs mondiaux en termes de
revenus. Au 31 mars 2010, la flotte des satellites d'Eutelsat assurait la
diffusion de plus de 3 500 chaînes de télévision. Plus de 1 100 programmes de
télévision sont diffusés par les satellites HOT BIRD(TM) à la position
orbitale 13degrés Est vers une audience de plus de 120 millions de foyers
recevant le câble et le satellite en Europe, au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique du
Nord. La flotte d'Eutelsat transporte également une large gamme de services
fixes et mobiles de télécommunications et de diffusion de données pour les
réseaux vidéo professionnels et les réseaux d'entreprise, ainsi qu'un
portefeuille d'applications haut débit pour les fournisseurs d'accès Internet
et pour les transports routiers, maritimes et aériens. Filiale d'Eutelsat
dédiée à l'exploitation de services IP sur les téléports d'Eutelsat en France
et en Italie, Skylogic sert les besoins d'Internet en haut débit
d'entreprises, de collectivités locales, d'administrations, et
d'organisations humanitaires en Europe, en Afrique, en Asie et sur le
continent américain. Eutelsat, qui a son siège à Paris, emploie, avec ses
filiales, près de 650 collaborateurs commerciaux, techniques et opérationnels
originaires de 28 pays.
Répartition du chiffre d'affaires par application en pourcentage du
3 mois clos le 31 9 mois clos le 31
2009 2010 2009 2010
Applications Vidéo 73,5% 71,1% 73,7% 71,7%
Services de Données à Valeur
Ajoutée 18,1% 19,5% 18,3% 19,3%
........dont Services de 14,1% 15,3% 14,1% 15,0%
.......dont Services à Valeur 3,9% 4,1% 4,2% 4,3%
Services Multiusages 8,4% 9,4% 8,0% 9,0%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
*hors autres revenus et revenus non-récurrents (2,2 millions d'euros au
T3 2008-2009 et 1,6 millions d'euros au T3 2009-2010, 9,9 millions d'euros
pour les 9 premiers mois de 2008-2009 et 7,4 millions d'euros pour les neuf
premiers mois de 2009-2010)
Chiffre d'affaires trimestriel par application
En millions d'euros T1 T2 T3 T4 T1 T2 T3
Applications Vidéo 166,7 169,8 172,3 170,8 180,8 180,6 189,6
Services de Données à
Valeur Ajoutée 41,1 43,2 42,3 46,4 47,7 48,7 52,0
dont Services de
Données 31,4 33,1 33,1 36,6 36,9 37,3 40,9
dont Services à Valeur
Ajoutée 9,7 10,1 9,2 9,8 10,7 11,5 11,0
Services Multiusages 15,6 19,3 19,7 20,8 22,9 21,5 25,1
Autres 3,2 4,5 2,2 2,6 1,7 4,2 1,6
Total 226,7 236,8 236,5 240,5 253,0 255,0 268,3
Calendrier estimatif de lancement des satellites commandés
Satellites Position orbitale prévue Période estimée de Nombre de
W3B 16degrés Est AoÃ»t - Septembre 2010 53 Ku / 3 Ka
KA-SAT 9degrés Est Novembre 2010 - > 80
Janvier 2011 faisceaux Ka
W3C 7degrés Est Juin - Septembre 2011 56 Ku
ATLANTIC 7degrés Ouest Septembre - Décembre 50 Ku
BIRD(TM) 7 2011
Note : Les satellites sont généralement opérationnels un à deux mois
après leur lancement.
 A taux de change constant et hors revenus non-récurrents, la
croissance du chiffre d'affaire du troisième trimestre de l'exercice ressort
 A taux de change constant et hors revenus non-récurrents, la
croissance du chiffre d'affaire des neuf premiers mois de l'exercice ressort
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Eutelsat Communications Reports 13.4% Revenue Growth in Third Quarter 2009-2010 and Revises Upward Annual Revenue Guidance
PARIS, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
- Third Quarter 2009-2010 Revenues up Sharply, 13.4% to EUR268.3 million
- Double-Digit Growth Across all Applications, Driven by the Full Effect
During the Quarter of new Capacity Progressively Available From
- Nine-Month Revenues up by 10.9% to EUR776.3 Million
- Upward Revision of 2009-2010 Revenue Target: Above EUR1,035 Million
from Above EUR1,020 Million Previously
Eutelsat Communications (ISIN: FR0010221234 - Euronext Paris: ETL), one of the world's leading satellite operators, today reported financial information for the third quarter and nine months ended March 31, 2010.
Revenues by business application:
3rd quarter ended Change 9 months ended Change
March 31 March 31
In millions of 2009 2010 in % 2009 2010 in %
Applications 172.3 189.6 +10.0% 508.9 551.0 +8.3%
Data & Value
Added Services 42.3 52.0 +22.8% 126.6 148.4 +17.2%
Multi-usage 19.7 25.1 +27.5% 54.7 69.6 +27.3%
Others 2.2 1.6 NM 9.9 7.4 NM
Total 236.5 268.3 +13.4% 700.0 776.3 +10.9%
Commenting on the Group's third quarter 2009-2010 revenue, Michel de Rosen, CEO of Eutelsat Communications said:
"With a strategy focused on expanding satellite resources for regions with the strongest potential for expansion, Eutelsat has achieved double-digit sales growth across its entire portfolio of services for the third quarter of its financial year. This remarkable performance is a result of the sustained increase in demand in the regions covered by our fleet, and the increase in satellite capacity we have achieved with our new satellites as well as rapid redeployment of existing in-orbit resources. It reaffirms the strength of Eutelsat's unique position as a supra-regional satellite operator, leader in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region."
"Encouraged by the nine-month revenue growth, we have revised our full-year top-line guidance upward, from more than EUR1 020 million to above EUR1 035 million."
THIRD QUARTER REVENUE ANALYSIS
Note: Unless otherwise stated, all growth indicators or comparisons are made against the third quarter of the previous fiscal year ended March 31, 2009. The share of each application as a percentage of total revenues is calculated excluding "Other revenues".
The excellent sales performance achieved across all applications reflects the execution of the first phase of Eutelsat's significant in-orbit expansion programme, which has been marked since February 2009 by the entry into service of five new satellites and the redeployment of six existing satellites. Designed to increase in-orbit security at the Group's flagship HOT BIRD(TM) neighbourhood, and to consolidate five other orbital positions serving Europe, the Middle East and Africa, these additional resources have also raised the overall flexibility of the fleet.
VIDEO APPLICATIONS (71.1% of revenues)
The robust revenue growth (+10.0%) registered by Video Applications was driven by:
- Strong commercial momentum from Nilesat and Noorsat at
7 degrees West following the deployment of ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 4A to
support expansion of digital broadcasting over North Africa and
the Middle East;
- the activation of new contracts for broadcasting markets in
Russia and sub-Saharan Africa following the entry into service of
the W7 satellite at 36degrees East after its launch in November 2009.
Contracts include Intersputnik in Russia for the NTV Plus and Tricolor
pay-TV platforms, and MultiChoice Africa for its DsTV pay-TV platform,
the leading platform in sub-Saharan African;
- further development of the 9degrees East neighbourhood which
covers Europe up to the Urals, with additional capacity leased by
operators including Arqiva (United Kingdom), Telefonica (Spain) and
the broadcaster Channel One (Russia);
- continued take-up of HDTV channels carried by the Group's
satellites, passing from 71 to 120 (+69.0%) over the last 12 months.
At March 31, 2010, Eutelsat's satellites were carrying 3,539 channels, marking an increase of 12.3% during the last 12 months.
DATA and VALUE-ADDED SERVICES (19.5% of revenues)
Revenue from Data and Value-Added Services grew significantly, +22.8% during the quarter. This robust growth was sustained by the full commercial availability of W2A from May 2009, and of W7. The strong coverage of Africa and the Middle East provided by both satellites has notably strengthened the Group's position in markets experiencing high demand for satellite resources for telecom and broadband services. Quarterly highlights include:
- Strong capacity demand for corporate networks, GSM
backhauling and IP backbone connectivity, in particular in regions \
in Africa and the Middle East beyond the reach of fibre;
- increased traffic through the installed base of D-STAR terminals
deployed on Europe, Middle East and Africa for professional broadband
connectivity, and the deployment of new terminals on ferry boats for
on-board Internet and GSM access;
- continued roll-out of the Tooway(TM) consumer broadband service, which
is now offered through a network of 59 distributors in 27 countries.
The distribution network being put in place for Tooway(TM) marks the
first phase of pan-European deployment of consumer satellite broadband
in advance of the entry into service of the KA-SAT satellite in
MULTI-USAGE (9.4% of revenues)
Multi-usage services (up 27.5%) continued to benefit from strong demand from governments, notably to serve regions in Central Asia and the Middle East.
The EUR1.6 million of other revenues included a one-off amount of EUR0.9 million for late delivery penalties related to the W7 satellite.
FINANCIAL SITUATION UPDATE
On March 19, 2010, Eutelsat S.A., 96% owned by Eutelsat Communications, announced that it had successfully refinanced all existing credit agreements for a total of EUR1.3 billion which were due in November 2011. This was achieved through:
- A 7-year senior unsecured bond issue with a 4.125% coupon for
a total of EUR850 million; and
- The conclusion of a 5-year new senior unsecured revolving credit
facility for a total of EUR450 million.
At the end of March 2010, Eutelsat S.A.'s debt was fully cancelled and reimbursed with the bond proceeds. This refinancing has allowed Eutelsat Communications Group to extend the maturity of its financing from 2.7 years as of December 31, 2009 to 5.3 years as of March 31, 2010.
Eutelsat Group's credit rating is unchanged at BBB- rating from S&P and Baa3 from Moody's.
ictQATAR (representing the State of Qatar) and Eutelsat Communications announced today the signing of a partnership agreement to invest in and operate a new high-capacity satellite at Eutelsat's 25.5degrees East location, one of the two longstanding and anchored neighbourhoods serving fast-growing markets in the Middle East and North Africa regions.
To be launched at the end of 2012, the new satellite will provide both a significantly expanded mission and superior coverage and power across the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia to follow-on from Eutelsat's EUROBIRD(TM) 2 satellite, which is currently operated at 25.5 degrees East. In addition to securing Ku-band continuity for Eutelsat, and additional Ku-band resources for ictQATAR, it will initiate a Ka-band capability opening business opportunities for both parties.
Eutelsat and ictQatar are scheduled to place the order for the new satellite by the middle of 2010, with launch in late 2012. This programme is part of the capital expenditure plan communicated by Eutelsat Communications for the period 2009-2012.
YEAR-TO-DATE REVENUE (9 months ending March 31, 2010) AND 2009-2010 OUTLOOK
At EUR776.3 million, year-to-date revenues were up 10.9% compared to the same period of the previous fiscal year. On the basis of its strong commercial performance over the last nine months, the Group is revising upwards its full year 2009-2010 revenue guidance to more than EUR1,035 million compared to the previous objective of above EUR1,020 million.
The Group will provide an update of its medium-term outlook with the announcement of its 2009-2010 full year results, on July 29, 2010.
* * *
The financial calendar below is provided for information purposes only. It is subject to change and will be regularly updated.
- July 29, 2010: earnings for the full year ended June 30, 2010
- November 8, 2010: financial report for first quarter ended
September 30, 2010
- November 9, 2010: Annual General Shareholders Meeting
About Eutelsat Communications
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A.. With capacity commercialised on 26 satellites that provide coverage over the entire European continent, as well as the Middle East, Africa, India and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators in terms of revenues. At 31 March 2010, Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 3,500 television channels. More than 1,100 channels broadcast via its HOT BIRD(TM) video neighbourhood at 13 degrees East which serves over 120 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates access to high speed internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ nearly 650 commercial, technical and operational employees from 28 countries.
Revenue breakdown by application (in percentage of revenues)*
3 months ended 31 9 months ended 31
2009 2010 2009 2010
Video Applications 73.5% 71.1% 73.7% 71.7%
Data & Value-Added Services 18.1% 19.5% 18.3% 19.3%
.......of which Data Services 14.1% 15.3% 14.1% 15.0%
.......of which Value-Added
Services 3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 4.3%
Multi-usage 8.4% 9.4% 8.0% 9.0%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100%
*excluding other revenues and one-off revenues (EUR2.2 million in Q3 2008-2009 and EUR1.6 million in Q3 2009-2010, EUR9.9 million year-to-date 2008-2009 and EUR7.4 million year-to-date 2009-2010)
Quarterly revenues by business application
In millions of euros Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3
Data & Value-Added 166.7 169.8 172.3 170.8 180.8 180.6 189.6
Services 41.1 43.2 42.3 46.4 47.7 48.7 52.0
Data Services 31.4 33.1 33.1 36.6 36.9 37.3 40.9
Value-Added Services 9.7 10.1 9.2 9.8 10.7 11.5 11.0
Multi-usage 15.6 19.3 19.7 20.8 22.9 21.5 25.1
Other 3.2 4.5 2.2 2.6 1.7 4.2 1.6
Total 226.7 236.8 236.5 240.5 253.0 255.0 268.3
Estimated satellite launch schedule
Satellite Expected orbital position Estimated Transponders
W3B 16 degrees East August - 53 Ku / 3 Ka
KA-SAT 9 degrees East November 2010 > 80 Ka beams
- January 2011
W3C 7 degrees East June - 56 Ku
ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 7 7 degrees West September - 50 Ku
Note: satellites generally enter into service one to two months after launch.
 At constant exchange rate and excluding one-off revenues, third quarter revenue growth would have been 15.0%
 At constant exchange rate and excluding one-off revenues, year-to-date revenue growth would have been 12.0%
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MetroPCS and Mister Cartoon Contest Asks 'What Will Your Phone Look Like?'Young artists have a chance to design and win their own custom phone back from the legendary Gentle Giant Studios
DALLAS, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. , in partnership with SA Studios Global and Gentle Giant Studios, has launched a contest for young artists to create their unique phone back designs for the new Motorola VE440 Sanctioned by Mister Cartoon. The winning design will be brought to life by Gentle Giant Studios' first-class 3-D modeling team, creating a truly one-of-a-kind phone that expresses the contest winner's unique personal style.
Contestants may submit their designs on MetroPCS' Web site from May 10 through May 31, 2010 using the same template that renowned tattoo artist, car customizer and illustrator Mister Cartoon used to design his two unique Motorola VE440 phone backs. Designs may be rendered by hand or through the use of any computer graphics software. The template is available at http://www.metropcs.com/cartooncontest
Entries will be judged by Mister Cartoon, creative director of SA Studios Global, and Gentle Giant Studios founder Karl Meyer, a legend in toy and collectible modeling who has revolutionized the industry by pioneering the use of 3-D technology and digital visual effects.
"Through this contest, we're asking young people to dream big and express themselves in a creative and positive way. It's important for kids to know that developing their talents can help them accomplish their dreams," said Mister Cartoon, whose youth outreach programs encourage kids to pursue art as a positive outlet for creative expression.
"The creative process can be a unique learning experience for young people," added Meyer, founder of Gentle Giant Studios. "We're thrilled to take part in this contest and make a young designer's vision a reality."
This contest comes on the heels of Mister Cartoon's second limited edition phone release with MetroPCS. The new Motorola VE440 includes two custom phone backs designed by Mister Cartoon, a 1 GB memory card, two unreleased tracks from Snoop Dogg, and exclusive wallpapers and ringtones from both artists.
For more information, visit: http://www.metropcs.com/cartooncontest, http://www.sanctionedmobile.com/, http://www.twitter.com/MetroPCS
About MetroPCS Communications, Inc.
Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. is a provider of unlimited wireless communications service for a flat rate with no signed contract. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served and has access to licenses covering a population of approximately 144 million people in many of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. As of December 31, 2009, MetroPCS had over 6.6 million subscribers. For more information, please visit http://www.metropcs.com/.
About Mister Cartoon
Mister Cartoon was born and raised in Los Angeles. He began his career as a graffiti artist in the 1980s and quickly gained notoriety for his unique tattoos, custom low-rider car work, album cover designs, logos, exclusive advertisements, and collectible limited edition products. His richly detailed, hand-rendered designs adorn the bodies of countless celebrities, have been featured in exhibitions around the globe, and have been commissioned by a myriad of companies including Harley Davidson, Xbox, Casio and Imagine Entertainment. Mister Cartoon continues to build a diverse, devoted and loyal global fan base. This is his second limited edition mobile device release with MetroPCS.
About SA Studios Global
SA Studios Global is a full service agency that specializes in strategic positioning and content creation for select brands, products and feature films looking to dominate the multicultural marketplace. The agency has unparalleled credibility, authenticity and reach amongst core influencers, that ensures the pinpoint positioning of its projects; clients include Microsoft, Universal Pictures, Nike and other leading brands. Sanctioned is SA Studios Global private label brand, reserved for select alliances and partnerships. Sanctioned merges distinctive and relevant content and products with multiple touch-point marketing experiences. A portion of proceeds from all Sanctioned projects is dedicated to charity. SA Studios Global is headquartered in Los Angeles.
About Gentle Giant Studios
Burbank, CA-based Gentle Giant Studios was created by Karl Meyer over thirteen years ago. Beginning his journey as a practical model maker, he quickly realized that the digital age needed to be embraced and incorporated into the world of toy and collectable development. By adopting 3-D scanning and 3-D printing technology, he not only revolutionized the toy industry, he opened many doors of opportunity within the realm of digital visual effects.
Today, Gentle Giant has teams of concept artists, traditional and digital sculptors creating content for television, feature film and video games. As visual effects (VFX) studios continue to raise the bar in their efforts to impress audiences, 3-D scanning and modeling have become an integral part of their methodology. Productions such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Spiderman trilogy, all six Harry Potter features and over one hundred others have all sought out Gentle Giant Studios for its expertise in those arenas. As greater demands are placed upon VFX teams to deliver incredible visuals, the need for highly accurate data becomes that much more integral. Gentle Giant continually meets these challenges by developing and acquiring new technology on a regular basis.
Gentle Giant Studios works with Industrial Light & Magic, Rhythm & Hues, Sony Imageworks and many others.
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Natural Resource Partners L.P. to Present at NAPTP MLP Conference
HOUSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. today announced that Nick Carter, President and Chief Operating Officer of Natural Resource Partners, will give an update on the partnership and the coal markets at the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships' 2010 Annual MLP Investor Conference being held in Greenwich, CT on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM EDT. The presentation will be broadcast live over the internet and will be available for replay for 30 days. A copy of Mr. Carter's presentation and the webcast link will be available on NRP's website at http://www.nrplp.com/ in the investors section under Presentations.
Natural Resource Partners L.P. is headquartered in Houston, TX, with its operations headquarters in Huntington, WV. NRP is a master limited partnership that is principally engaged in the business of owning and managing mineral reserve properties. NRP owns coal reserves and coal handling and transportation infrastructure in the three major coal producing regions of the United States: Appalachia, the Illinois Basin and the Powder River Basin. In addition, the partnership owns and manages aggregate reserves being mined in six states.
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Texas Instruments launches DaVinci(TM) DMVA2 video processor, the first megapixel IP camera SoC with smart analyticsDMVA2 SoC enables cost effective video analytics making this a de facto feature on megapixel IP cameras for intelligent video surveillance
BIRMINGHAM, England, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering the first megapixel IP camera system on chip (SoC) equipped with smart analytics, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduces the DaVinci DMVA2 video processor. Video surveillance and security customers can easily utilize integrated smart analytics that run on TI's first generation vision co-processor incorporated on the DMVA2 SoC. People counting, trip zone, intelligent motion detection, camera tamper detection and streaming metadata analytics are all possible while streaming up to 1080p. Meeting the need of cost-sensitive applications, compared to other industry multi-chip solutions, the integrated, single chip DMVA2 SoC reduces eBOM cost by one-third and board space by one-half, making video analytics possible in a broader range of surveillance applications. Supply chain and design complexity are also reduced by one-third, thanks to the integrated smart analytics, enabling faster time to market (http://www.ti.com/dmva2-prhome).
Following the recently introduced DMVA1 video processor which supports up to 720p, the DMVA2 SoC offers three times the video performance over the DMVA1 video processor and is equipped with TI's Smart Codec Technology, which provides up to five times the bit rate reduction for improved video quality and network bandwidth. Making video analytics a de facto feature on IP cameras and providing more design choices to security customers, the DMVA2 is the next device in TI's dedicated roadmap for IP camera applications. The DMVA2 video processor is also both pin and software compatible with TI's DMVA1, DM365 and DM368 DaVinci video processors, a key point in maintaining customer investments. In addition to the DMVA2 chip itself, customers can accelerate their time-to-market with a complete IP camera reference design and free Linux IP camera application software with source code.
DMVA2 video security camera SoC features and benefits:
ARM926EJ-S(TM) core Provides more than 40
percent host processor
performance over DMVA1
--Support for H.264 in high, main or base Enables up to two
profiles 720p at 30 fps or 1080p 15 fps, megapixel IP camera
plus secondary CIF stream designs
-- Multi-codec support (MPEG-4, MPEG-2
MJPEG and VC1)
TI's on-chip, fifth generation ISP solution Enables image
allows for video stabilization, face improvements and added
detection, face recognition, noise intelligent video pre-
filtering, auto white balance, auto focus, processing
auto exposure and edge enhancement, as well
as other video quality enhancements
Pricing and availability
The DMVA2 video security camera SoC will begin sampling in 2Q 2010 to early adopter video security customers. To evaluate the DMVA2 video security camera SoC today, customers can order TI's DMVA2IPNC-MT5 IP camera reference design which is open for order entry and is priced at USD $795. Visit http://www.ti.com/dmva2-prhome for more information.
Find out more about TI's video solutions:
-- DMVA2 SoC-based IP camera reference design: http://www.ti.com/dmva2-prhome
-- DMVA1 SoC-based IP camera reference design: http://www.ti.com/dmva1-2-prhome
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com/.
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Media Advisory - Sierra Wireless to participate in the Ninth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference
VANCOUVER, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR; TSX: SW) today announced the company's upcoming participation in the Ninth Annual JMP Securities Research Conference, to be held May 10 to 12 at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. David McLennan, Chief Financial Officer for Sierra Wireless, is scheduled to present at 2:30 PM Pacific time on Wednesday, May 12.
The conference presentation will be available by live audio webcast at the following link: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/jmp10/swir/. For those unable to listen live, the webcast will remain available at this link for 90 days following the presentation.
About Sierra Wireless
Sierra Wireless is expanding the wireless world with a comprehensive offering of hardware, software, and connected services for mobile lifestyles and machine-to-machine communications. Our customers count on us to help them succeed with early access to new wireless technologies and innovative, reliable, high-performing solutions for a broad range of applications. For more information about Sierra Wireless, visit http://www.sierrawireless.com/.
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Massey Energy Company Announces Annual Meeting of Stockholders
RICHMOND, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company today announced that it will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 9 a.m. EDT at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.
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All stockholders who owned Massey Energy common stock at the close of business on March 19, 2010, the record date fixed for the Annual Meeting, are entitled to vote. We encourage everyone who is eligible to vote.
Mailing of the Company's proxy materials commenced on April 19, 2010. If you are a stockholder of record and you have not received your proxy materials, please contact the bank or broker through which you held your shares, or if you are a registered stockholder contact the Company's registrar and transfer agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, at 1-800-813-2847.
The Annual Meeting is open to stockholders who held Massey Energy common stock as of the record date. If you plan to attend the Annual Meeting you will be asked to provide valid picture identification, such as a driver's license or passport, together with the admission ticket/proxy card included with the materials sent to you for the Annual Meeting.
The public and the media are invited to listen to the Company's webcast of the Annual Meeting which will subsequently be posted on the Investors Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.masseyenergyco.com/.
What: Massey Energy Company's 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. EDT
How: Log on to the Web
Go to the URL: http://www.masseyenergyco.com/
Go to Investor Relations/Webcasts
A replay of the webcast will be available on Massey Energy's
If you have any questions, please call Massey Energy's Investor Relations Department at 1-866-814-6512.
Massey Energy Company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, is the largest coal producer in Central Appalachia and is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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Becca Weigman Joins TM Advertising as President, Managing Partner
DALLAS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- TM Advertising today announced that Becca Weigman is joining the company as President, Managing Partner, effective May 10, 2010. In this new position, she will lead a team of Managing Partners comprised of Dave Weaver, Chief Strategic Officer; Bill Oakley, Chief Creative Officer; and Byron Nelson, Chief Operating Officer. Weigman comes to TM from RAPP where she was U.S. Chief Marketing Officer.
In her CMO post at RAPP, Weigman's responsibilities included developing the company's strategic growth and leading initiatives to accelerate innovation for clients through creative solutions inspired by data-driven insight. At TM she will bring her business solutions experience to all of the agency's clients and play a pivotal role in further developing TM's growth and brand.
Said Weigman, "I am truly impressed by the culture that Dave, Bill and Byron have cultivated, where you can feel the smart, creative and client-centric DNA throughout the agency. I want to build on the great momentum of what they have already started. We can all look forward to a lot of exciting things coming from TM."
Weigman has over 20 years of experience in brand strategy, CRM and digital marketing, most recently at RAPP where she was Managing Director of the company's Dallas and Chicago offices prior to being elevated to CMO. Her leadership helped the agency become a leading direct and digital marketing powerhouse and the only CRM agency named to Ad Age's 2008 Agency A-List.
Previously, from 2001-2006, she was with Trahan Burden Charles, where she served as Executive VP, Strategic Planning & New Business, overseeing the multi-channel solution development across the company's client roster. Earlier, she led brand and direct-response efforts for agencies including Doner, Bozell Worldwide, Arnold and Tracy Locke.
Over the years, client responsibilities have spanned financial, travel, technology, fashion and retail categories, including Bank of America, Hyatt Hotels, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Best Buy, Luxottica, Amway Global, Direct Energy, Sprint/Nextel, Harrah's, Caesars, Arby's, Constellation Energy, Vanguard and SAP.
About TM Advertising
TM Advertising, headquartered in Dallas, is an independently managed subsidiary of Interpublic Group , one of the world's largest marketing communications companies. Agency clients include the brands of American Airlines, American Heart Association, Discover Network, HP Enterprise Services, SuperMedia and Texas Tourism. For more information, visit http://www.tm.com/
CONTACT: Sarah Avery of TM Advertising, +1-972-830-2267,
Web Site: http://www.tm.com/
Free Cars.com Webinar Brings Together Automotive Industry's Top Pricing Experts to Discuss How to Optimize Gross, Inventory Turn
CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com announced today a webinar to discuss tactics and tools dealers can use to competitively price and stock their inventory. The free workshop, "The Price is Right," begins at noon EDT on May 14.
Joining the expert panel discussion are: Pat Ryan Jr., of FirstLook; Dale Pollak, of vAuto; and Mike Waterman, of DealerTrack AAX. Also participating are two top-performing dealers: Jim Flint, of John Eagle Family of Dealerships; and Kevin Frye, of Jeff Wyler Automotive Family. Jack Simmons, a Cars.com dealer training manager, will moderate.
"Given today's intense focus on profitability, dealers must be able to quickly turn their listings and maximize gross at every opportunity," said Simmons. "Today's sophisticated tools help dealers correctly price their inventory from the start and keep pricing in line with the market across the sales cycle."
In this webinar, attendees will get advice on how to:
-- Use market-based tools to set competitive prices for their listings.
-- Identify the in-demand cars that command a higher price and turn
-- Merchandise vehicles to demonstrate their value and hold gross.
-- Discuss price with customers and manage objections.
"While price plays an important role in the purchase decision, customers also buy for other reasons," said Simmons. "Dealers who fully merchandise the vehicle and sell the value of buying from their store position themselves to win the deal."
Dealers interested in attending or learning more about this month's DealerADvantage Live webinar may visit Cars.com's DealerCenter, where they can register to attend the event and view archived recordings of past events. Thousands of franchise and independent dealers have attended DealerADvantage Live since Cars.com launched the webinar series in September 2006.
Dealers do not have to be Cars.com customers to attend the webinar, but they must download free WebEx software (http://www.webex.com/) to participate. In addition to DealerADvantage Live, Cars.com offers a comprehensive dealer training program that includes in-market and web-based training workshops. Information on upcoming events can be found at DealerCenter.
Cars.com is the leading destination for online car shoppers, offering credible, easy-to-understand information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. With comprehensive pricing information, side-by-side comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and a large selection of new- and used-car inventory, Cars.com puts millions of car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make confident buying decisions.
Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a division of Classified Ventures, LLC, which is owned by leading media companies, including Belo , Gannett Co., Inc. , The McClatchy Company , Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company .
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AFA Welcomes Raytheon as CyberPatriot Strategic Partner
ARLINGTON, Va., May 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced that the Raytheon Company has joined AFA's initiative to build The National High School Cyber Defense Competition named CyberPatriot.
CyberPatriot is entering its second year as a national program and is expanding rapidly because of its unique model. It combines online education and preliminary competition rounds delivered over the internet, proceeding to in-person finals held in conjunction with AFA National Symposia. The just-completed CyberPatriot II Pilot National Deployment, with nearly 200 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) teams in 44 states, was the largest simultaneous high school cyber defense competition ever conducted. The goal for the 2010-2011 school year is 1,000 teams in two parallel divisions (500 CAP/JROTCs of all Services in the "All-Service" Division and 500 non-JROTC schools in the "Open" Division).
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. For years the company has been dedicated to finding new ways to help secure the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) pipeline for the future.
"We are proud to join the AFA in creating the National High School Cyber Defense Competition," said Thomas Culligan, Raytheon's Executive Vice President of Business Development and CEO of Raytheon International Inc. "By engaging students today in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities such as CyberPatriot, we can help to meet our common goal of encouraging the next generation of technologist and innovators."
"This commitment distinguishes Raytheon as an exceptionally responsible corporate citizen with the vision and stewardship to address this critical national security issue," said Mike Dunn, AFA's President and CEO.
"We are extremely grateful to have the talent, expertise, and energy of Raytheon adding momentum to the CyberPatriot program," said S. Sanford Schlitt, Vice Chairman of AFA's Board of Directors for Aerospace Education. "They are helping to make a significant positive impact on cyber security now and into the future."
Registration for the next round of the CyberPatriot will begin later this spring, with a series of online qualification rounds scheduled for next fall. The competition features an in-person twelve-team All-Service championship round February 18th in Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with AFA's annual Air Warfare Symposium. The top Service teams from that round, along with twelve finalist teams from the Open Division will advance to the National Championship at the Gaylord National resort in National Harbor, Maryland, for the CyberPatriot Championship in conjunction with AFA's CyberFutures Symposium and Technology Exhibition, 31 March - 2 April 2011.
AFA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing nearly 120,000 members. Visit AFA http://www.afa.org/.
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Wynonna Judd Adds Personal Touch to New Product Line at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store(R)Lifestyle products include shirts, writing journals, cosmetic bag and wallets
LEBANON, Tenn., May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Multi-platinum Curb Records recording artist and best-selling author Wynonna Judd has found a new home for her creative talents: Cracker Barrel Old Country StoreÂ®. A special collection of retail products, personally selected by Wynonna, will be available at all Cracker Barrel locations starting May 24th. The products reflect the savvy and successful lifestyle of a woman who is recognized as one of country music's most accomplished artists.
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"I think that Cracker Barrel represents everything that the Judds stood for: family, food and fellowship. I love the rocking chairs and I feel really good when I go to Cracker Barrel," said Wynonna. "When we talked about a Wynonna collection of retail products for Cracker Barrel, I wanted items that women would see as useful in their everyday lives. All of our selections are high-quality, too. It's like my mother said, 'do it right, or don't do it at all'."
Wynonna's partnership with Cracker Barrel started as a discussion about an exclusive CD of her music, and the conversation quickly grew to include a collection of retail products that mirrors her personal tastes. Wynonna believes the products will be well-received by women who balance the responsibilities of family, careers and their own personal enrichment.
The Wynonna collection of retail items includes:
-- Shirts: a knit shirt with subtle sparkles and a jersey knit shirt with
-- Mugs: a wonderful gift for Wynonna fans - perfect for coffee and
conversations with friends
-- Journals/Notepads: beautiful keepsakes to capture heartfelt moments
and quick thoughts
-- Clutch Wallets: a sleek and convenient option for carrying your
-- Cosmetic Bag: a stylish and sturdy case for your make-up needs
-- Sunglasses: classic frames with rhinestone studs and lenses that offer
100% UV protection
"For years, Wynonna has shared her creativity and style through her songs and performances," said Terry Maxwell, Senior Vice President of Retail at Cracker Barrel. "With this collection of retail products, Cracker Barrel has become a new stage for Wynonna's incredible talents. We believe these items will resonate well with our guests who identify with Wynonna's experiences as a mother and daughter."
The arrival of Wynonna retail products coincides with the May 24th release of the Love Heals CD, an exclusive recording for Cracker Barrel which features many of Wynonna's number one hits along with three tracks not previously offered for sale. Both Cracker Barrel and Wynonna are honored that the CD and other Wynonna retail products will support American service men and women who have been severely wounded in battle. Cracker Barrel will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of Wynonna-related products to Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to wounded service men and women.
Wynonna fans can now pre-order the Love Heals CD through the Cracker Barrel website (crackerbarrel.com). They can also register to win A Weekend with Wynonna in Music City Sweepstakes. The grand prize package includes a trip to Nashville to meet Wynonna and see her perform at the Grand Ole OpryÂ®. The lucky winner will also visit many of Nashville's top attractions. Pre-order and contest information can be found on the Cracker Barrel website (crackerbarrel.com).
About Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store provides a friendly home-away-from-home in its old country stores and restaurants. Guests are cared for like family while relaxing and enjoying real home-style food and shopping that's surprisingly unique, genuinely fun and reminiscent of America's country heritage...all at a fair price. The restaurant serves up delicious, home-style country food such as meatloaf and homemade chicken n' dumplins as well as its signature biscuits using an old family recipe. The authentic old country retail store is fun to shop and offers unique gifts and self-indulgences.
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. was established in 1969 in Lebanon, Tenn. and operates 594 company-owned locations in 41 states. Every Cracker Barrel unit is open seven days a week with hours Sunday through Thursday, 6 a.m. - 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. - 11 p.m. For more information, visit crackerbarrel.com.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors. Its purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service members, to help severely injured men and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
About Wynonna Judd
5-time GRAMMY Award winning artist, Wynonna Judd first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. On top of that amazing feat, she also holds multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 25-year career. In addition to her countless musical achievements, Wynonna became a New York Times best-selling author in 2005 with the release of her long-awaited autobiography, Coming Home to Myself, released in conjunction with her live CD and DVD: Her Story: Scenes from a Lifetime.
Wynonna recently announced she plans to reunite with her mother, Naomi, for a final Judds tour in 2010. She is also presently touring in support of her critically acclaimed seventh solo studio album, Sing: Chapter 1, an eclectic assortment of standards paying homage to all the different genres and songs that have formed the soundtrack to her life.
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Hyperdynamics Receives Presidential Decree and Arrete From Guinea Government
HOUSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hyperdynamics Corporation (NYSE Amex: HDY) today announced that it has received from the government of the Republic of Guinea a Presidential Decree approving both the Production Sharing Contract (PSC), covering its offshore Guinea concession, and the PSC amendment signed on March 25.
"We are delighted that the Decree has been issued," Ray Leonard, Hyperdynamics' President and CEO, remarked at the conclusion of a meeting with Prime Minister Jean-Marie Dore. "We can now concentrate our full energies on exploring for oil and gas in the contract area."
The Company also received a document, referred to as an arrete, from the Ministry of Mines and Geology confirming the Government's approval of the assignment of a 23 percent participating interest in the PSC to Dana Petroleum.
Hyperdynamics is an emerging independent oil and gas exploration and production company that is exploring for oil and gas offshore the Republic of Guinea in West Africa. To find out more, visit our website at http://www.hyperdynamics.com/.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release and the Company's website referenced in this news release contain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, regarding Hyperdynamics Corporation's future plans and expected performance that are based on assumptions the Company believes to be reasonable. Statements preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "projects", "estimates", "plans", "may increase", "may result", "will result", "may fluctuate" and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as "will", "should", "would", "may" and "could" are generally forward-looking in nature and not historical facts. A number of risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from these statements, including without limitation, funding and exploration efforts, fluctuations in oil and gas prices and other risk factors described from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the SEC, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the issuance of this news release or to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect to these forward looking statements.
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Global General Technologies Inc. (GLGT) Corporate Update
HENDERSON, NV, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global General Technologies Inc. (GLGT; http://www.glgt-corporate.com/) updates the public and the shareholders on the current developments within the company.
Due to the lawsuits against the previous managements of GLGT, the company had been effected with several lawsuits (California and New York) for alleged corporate debts, plus certain activities of some of the GLGT previous management. This complicated the current management's search for a suitable merger candidate. The company is back in talks with a China-based Chemical Company with substantial assets. This company is willing to try and enter the North American public markets through GLGT, notwithstanding the liabilities associated. This chemical company is willing to find a suitable and reasonable way to settle the lawsuits and debts over time, and continue to revive GLGT.
A source with Mina Mar Group and the merger process said "The Chinese do monitor Internet chatter. It has taken us some time to educate them and the targeted China merger companies that these individuals in most cases are not shareholders at all but individuals with hidden agendas or at best passive investors who use the Internet as a media for their self serving needs. We showed them several judgments secured against these individuals and proof that when they were summoned to explain their agenda they all ran for cover like cowards and rats. The sentiment of both USA and China clients seems to be that there are about a dozen lunatics locked up in a cyber asylum entertaining each other."
The GLGT management and the planned merger candidate are opting to take a high road instead. The company sees this merger as one of the best ways to maintain the share price, post the upcoming already announced reverse split and planned organic growth settlements with the California and New York matters.
The company reminds its shareholders and followers to monitor PinkSheets.com Filing section and also our IR company web site section "PRESS RELEASES AND FILINGS" TAB http://www.minamargroup.net/ for non newsworthy corporate updates.
For any matters relating to retail investor queries or to send the company or its IR a message please click on the "INVESTOR SUPPORT" TAB, or the direct link http://www.minamargroup.net/helpdesk. In this regard, Mina Mar Group works diligently to answer and address all the pressing issues regarding its clients to the shareholders' satisfaction. MMG is in constant contact with the companies, addressing, obtaining and processing all inquiries. MMG is often one of the advisors or IR companies utilized by the issuer. Depending on the location of the issuer and management's availability, it may take up to several days to address any pressing issues. In a normal course of business and a pending transaction, the issuer may opt to remain silent in order not to lose advantage to a competitor. MMG is mindful that sometimes shareholders want answers immediately, which for the above reasons cannot be fulfilled on a timely basis.
Don't be a victim. Report a stock basher to authorities. The company is mindful that short sellers, the company competitors and stock bashers stalk small cap Pink Sheets listed companies with hidden agendas. Visit http://www.stockbasher.com/ and find out what criminal and civil actions the US authorities are taking against web sites like investorshub.com and other posters, and the remedies available to you as an individual investor. MMG encourages the readers to visit this investorshub.com blog and similar "investors" web sites with an open mind. Discover for yourself why and how USA based small businesses and the backbone of the economy suffer. Stay informed and do not allow entrepreneur's dreams, innovations, and their access to capital to be thwarted as "scalpers" and day traders vigorously day in and day out try to exploit and extinguish US innovation and progress for quick profits.
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Newly 'Solsticized' Celebrity Constellation Sets Sail With StyleFirst of four Millennium Class ships completes eagerly anticipated refit
MIAMI, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celebrity Cruises coined the word "Solsticized" in January, and yesterday, the meaning behind it became reality for guests embarking on Celebrity Constellation in Amsterdam.
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Following an ambitious 15-day drydock and revitalization period, Celebrity Constellation now boasts some of the most popular venues found on the line's widely-heralded Solstice Class ships, including the tantalizing Tuscan Grille steakhouse; the vibrant creperie, Bistro on Five; a "cool" new ice-topped Martini Bar; the inviting Cafe al Bacio and Gelateria; Cellarmasters wine bar, complete with the state-of-the-art wine serving systems known as "Enomatics," allowing guests to select and serve wines by the glass, at the touch of a button; more sumptuous suites, with all new furniture, flat-screen TVs, upholstery, bedding and carpeting; restyled staterooms, with entirely new carpeting, flat-screen TVs, upholstery and bedding; and new color schemes, carpeting and upholstery reflective of the Solstice Class' stylish, modern design in every public venue.
"Our newly Solsticized Celebrity Constellation is a significant outgrowth of our 'Designed for you' brand platform, built around our longtime commitment to identifying and designing what our guests want," said Celebrity's President & CEO Dan Hanrahan. "By adding Solstice Class features that we know our guests love to our already award-winning Millennium Class ships - with the impeccable service our spectacular crew delivers across the entire fleet - we're confident we have a winning combination, expressly designed for discerning cruisers."
Celebrity Constellation is the first of the line's four Millennium-class ships to be "Solsticized." Celebrity Infinity and Celebrity Summit will be similarly refurbished in 2011, followed by Celebrity Millennium in 2012.
The revitalization is only part of Celebrity's Designed for you platform, which - when combined with the brand's Celebrity Life onboard experiences, more robust Captain's Club loyalty program, and other brand enhancements - represents a nearly $200-million investment.
Following her current 7-night cruise through the breathtaking Norwegian Fjords, Celebrity Constellation will present a series of 12-night Scandinavia and Russia cruises, followed by an 8-night Northern Europe and Mediterranean cruise from Amsterdam to Barcelona, where the ship will present a series of roundtrip, 7-night Mediterranean sailings, before a 14-night transatlantic voyage departing Barcelona November 6, ending in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There, Celebrity Constellation will present two consecutive 14-night Exotic Caribbean cruises, prior to embarking on a 15-night Panama Canal voyage from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego on December 18.
Celebrity Cruises is designed for discerning cruisers, with modern, sophisticated environments, impeccable service, enriching and inspiring onboard programs, and world-class cuisine. The ultimate in premium cruising, Celebrity sails in Alaska, Bermuda, California, Canada/New England, the Caribbean, Europe, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal, South America, and year-round in the Galapagos Islands. Celebrity also offers immersive cruisetour experiences in Alaska, Canada, Europe and South America. Celebrity's mega-series of honors include being named the top mega-ship line in Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards (November 2009). Celebrity's fleet currently consists of 10 ships. Its $3.7-billion investment in building five stylish Solstice Class ships between 2008-2012 represents the largest newbuild commitment for a single brand in industry history. For more information, call your travel agent, dial 1-800-437-3111 or visit http://www.celebritycruises.com/.
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American Airlines to Begin Four Times a Week Flights Between Chicago and Beijing on May 25 and From Beijing to Chicago on May 27Daily Service Begins July 3, 2010
CHICAGO, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines today announced it will begin nonstop service from Chicago O'Hare International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport on May 25, with four flights per week, and will operate four nonstop flights per week from Beijing to Chicago starting May 27. Beginning July 3, American will offer daily departures from both cities.
"Beijing Capital International Airport is a slot constrained airport and we recognize the challenges the Chinese aviation authorities face in determining slot assignments. We will continue to work with them to secure more appropriate arrival and departure times in the future," said Craig Kreeger, American's Senior Vice President - International. "Meanwhile, we look forward to launching our new flights and are contacting our customers to assist and reaccommodate them based on the new schedule."
Here is the new schedule:
Chicago to Beijing as of May 25:
On Friday and Sunday
Depart: 8:30 p.m. Arrive: 11:00 p.m. (next day, local time)
On Tuesday and Thursday
Depart: 9:30 p.m. Arrive: 11:59 p.m. (next day, local time)
Beijing to Chicago as of May 27:
On Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday
Depart: 7:59 a.m. Arrive: 7:49 a.m. (same day, local time)
Depart: 6:59 a.m. Arrive: 6:49 a.m. (same day, local time)
The Beijing flight will be operated using a Boeing 777 with 14 First Class, 37 Business Class and 194 Economy seats.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle and AmericanConnectionÂ® serve 250 cities in 40 countries with, on average, more than 3,400 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.comÂ®, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworldÂ® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in more than 130 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
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STMicroelectronics Insures Maximum Security for e-Government Smart Cards; Unveils Details of World's First Formal EAL6+ Certification for Secure MicrocontrollersST23YR80 supports latest security protocols and enhanced contact/contactless operation, surpass credentials of competing components
GENEVA, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics , a leading supplier of high-security smart card ICs for government applications, today demonstrated maximum protection for secure documents, such as ID cards and biometric passports. ST announced details of its formal EAL6+ Common criteria certification (ref 2010/01 and 2010/02) - the highest security standard applicable - for its ST23YR80 secure dual microcontroller, including its optional crypto libraries.
ST's IC is the world's first secure microcontroller to achieve EAL6+ according to the Common Criteria 3.1 methodology. Other processors have been accredited at lower levels or using less stringent methodologies. ST applied formal methods, which guarantee all states and transitions are known, from the beginning of the processor's design, resulting in formally proven high security with optimal ease of use and efficiency.
In application use, this EAL6+ certified device is capable of completing a secure passport transaction in less than 3 seconds using secure embedded software from Sagem Securite, a hi-tech company in the Safran Group, called IDeal Pass(TM), which is the fastest competitive solution certified to EAL5+.
Practical benefits will include high productivity and security at border controls and short wait times for travelers. All e-passport norms are supported, including Basic Access Control (BAC) and Extended Access Control (EAC) using the highest crypto-key length. In addition, the ST23YR80 obtained a Certificate of conformity to ISO/IEC 14443 standard from SOLIATIS LAB: Reference SL.E.CER.0912.001.
Key features of the ST23YR80:
-- Enhanced crypto-processor NESCRYPT
-- Optional full feature certified crypto library
-- High CPU clock frequency
-- Dense on-chip memories:
-- 80 Kbytes EEPROM
-- 390 Kbytes user ROM
-- 8Kbytes of Ram
-- Enhanced contactless performances using ISO14443 type B interface
The ST23YR80 is in volume production now, and is available in wafers or in dual and contactless modules.
STMicroelectronics is a global leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions. ST aims to be the undisputed leader in multimedia convergence and power applications leveraging its vast array of technologies, design expertise and combination of intellectual property portfolio, strategic partnerships and manufacturing strength. In 2009, the Company's net revenues were $8.51 billion. Further information on ST can be found at http://www.st.com/.
CONTACT: Michael Markowitz of STMicroelectronics, +1-781-591-0354,
Web Site: http://www.st.com/
ICS Re-assesses Opportunities
ABBOTSFORD, Canada, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- With reference to the company's previous News Release 10-02, ICS is
pleased to announce that further to the withdrawal of JVC/Chantete from the
JV with ICS, the company has reached a final settlement agreement with
JVC/Chantete whereby the encumbered loan granted to ICS by JVC in the sum of
USD $125,000, was fully settled by ICS. We are pleased to have reached an
agreement and the removal of the encumbrance of ICS assets and a settlement
letter has been signed releasing all parties from all obligations and claims
against each other.
ICS is presently reviewing its existing portfolio of properties in DRC
and Zambia, as well as assessing the opportunity of further
exploration/production properties in Africa and in North America. Due
diligence is being undertaken with the assistance of independent geological
consultants which will be reviewed by the Board.
Furthermore, various proposals have been submitted to the company for
its EMEW plant that include JV opportunities as well as outright purchase
of the equipment valued at approx USD 1.4M.
No agreement has been reached as of today and we will update in due
We wish to advise the retirement of Chairman of the Board Richard
Molyneux who served on the Board as a non executive Director in 2008 and
who was subsequently unanimously appointed as Chairman of ICS. Richard has
decided to retire from active Board involvement to pursue private interests
and we thank him very much for his leadership and chairmanship over the last
two and half years. In the interim period Markus Janser has accepted the
role as Lead Director. Stephen Gregory also moves on to concentrate on his
own company. We thank him for his contribution to the company and we wish
him good luck.
ICS COPPER SYSTEMS LTD.
Graham Chisholm, President & CEO
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statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of
historical facts that address future exploration, development and
production activities, and other circumstances, events and developments that
the Company expects, are forward-looking statements. Although management
believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are
based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of
future performance, and actual results, events and developments may differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The occurrence of
certain risk factors, the probability of which is unknown, may also affect
actual results, events and developments expected by the Company.
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EE Times Group's ESC Silicon Valley 2010 Raises Bar for Electronics Industry Events
SAN FRANCISCO, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --
- More than 8,600 Engineers, Product Visionaries, Business Leaders,
Analysts and Journalists Attend Electronics Sector's Largest Embedded Systems
Conference and Expo
EE Times Group (http://eetimesgroup.com), a UBM company
(http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com) and the daily source of essential
business and technology news, analysis and intelligence for the electronics
(http://www.eetimes.com) industry's decision makers, today announced that
more than 8,600 electronics professionals - a 11% year-to-year attendance
increase - participated in the ESC Silicon Valley event held in San Jose,
California, from May 26-29, 2010.
ESC Silicon Valley 2010 attendance highlights include:
Conference and Expo Attendees:
- 8,636 embedded systems engineers, designers, business leaders and
industry observers from 68 countries participated in the ESC Conference
and Expo, the ARM Connected Community pavilion and the co-located
- There was a 34% year-to-year conference attendee increase- a testament
to the education and training content that is core to ESC and is
essential to engineers.
- Popular ESC venues included standing-room only keynote and industry
addresses, live product tear-downs, educational sessions, technical
roundtable discussions, design philosophy debates, press conferences,
award ceremonies and technology demonstrations.
Exhibitors and Sponsored Educational Sessions: 266 established and
early-stage companies demonstrated new and leading-edge technology, products
and services during the ESC Silicon Valley 2010 Expo. Exhibiting companies
provided a record breaking 90 sponsored educational sessions.
Speakers: 144 electronics industry thought leaders delivered keynote and
industry addresses or participated in panel discussions and debates.
Press Room activity: Exhibiting companies held more than 275 private
briefings with more than 120 journalists and industry analysts. 109
exhibitors utilized ESC's green Virtual Press Office service to publish 248
press releases and related documents. As part of a special editorial program,
EE Times Group editors interviewed more than 20 exhibiting company C-level
ACE Awards: 14 companies and individuals were honored with EE Times
Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) Awards. See complete list of winners
"We are delighted with the attendance figures and significant positive
feedback we are getting about ESC Silicon Valley 2010," said David Blaza,
vice president of Events and Embedded Systems, EE Times Group. "Our goal was
to boost attendance by offering valuable educational content and the
industry's most timely discussions led by prominent technology thought
leaders. We exceeded that goal and have definitely raised the quality bar for
electronics industry events."
"Technology evolves in spite of the economy," said Tom Starnes, analyst
at market research firm Objective Analysis. "The excitement in the air at ESC
Silicon Valley is a good indicator of the electronics industry's upturn. I'm
sure the embedded engineering community went home from ESC armed with a
wealth of valuable knowledge."
"ESC Silicon Valley 2010 was a huge success," said Pedro Vargas, senior
director of corporate marketing, Atmel Corporation. "The company goals at the
show were to gain new leads, foster existing customer, press and analyst
relations, and to build awareness. We exceeded all these expectations by
conducting key meetings with customers, press and analysts, experienced heavy
booth traffic, and gained some qualitative leads."
"ESC Silicon Valley 2010 was a very upbeat event, said Electronic Design
(http://electronicdesign.com/esc-sv-2010.aspx) magazine's Technology
Editor William Wong. "The well-managed ESC press room with its all green
Virtual Press Office, allowed me to connect with a significant number of
exhibitors to learn about their exciting new products and technologies."
Upcoming ESC 2009 events:
ESC Chicago June 8-9, 2010 (http://esc-chicago.techinsightsevents.com)
ESC India July 21-23, 2010 (http://www.esc-india.com)
ESC Boston September 20-23, 2010 (http://esc-boston.techinsightsevents.com)
Embedded Live (London, UK) October 20-21, 2010 (http://embedded-live.com)
ESC Silicon Valley 2011 (San Jose, CA) May 2-5, 2011
About ESC Silicon Valley (http://esc-sv.techinsightsevents.com)
Held in key strategic technology development locations worldwide, the
Embedded Systems Conference is the global electronics industry's leading
event. With cutting edge product demonstrations, visionary speeches and
hundreds of essential technical training classes and accreditation
opportunities, ESC is the ideal venue for the design engineering community to
learn, collaborate and recognize excellence. In addition, ESC Boston
celebrates decades of unique local electronics industry culture, innovation
and significant contributions to the global technology industry.
About EE Times Group (http://www.eetimesgroup.com/)
EE Times Group, a division of United Business Media [LON:UBM], is the
global leader in media and marketing services for the electronics industry.
We deliver results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in
the design, development and commercialization of technology through our
market leading brands. More than 1.1 million engineering professionals engage
with the EE Times Network - EE Times, TechOnline, DesignLines, and
Embedded.com - across the globe. The technology community comes to our market
leading events to share, learn, discuss, and advance the critical issues and
challenges facing the electronics industry. As well, EE Times Group provides
end-to-end services ranging from next-generation marketing, integrated media
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Galway drills 89.0 meters of 3.2 grams per tonne gold, including 9.0 m of 23.1 g/t Au under the Pie de Gallo open pit
TORONTO, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Galway Resources Ltd. (GWY: TSX-V) is pleased to announce that it has received assay results for drill holes GWY-08, GWY-09 and approximately half of GWY-10 in the first phase of its diamond drill exploration program on its Pie de Gallo property in the California district of Colombia. Of note is that drill hole GWY-10 intercepted 89.0 meters (m) grading 3.2 grams per tonne gold (g/t Au), including 9.0 m of 23.1 g/t Au, and including 3.0 m of 50.0 g/t Au, plus 383 g/t silver (Ag), 1.4% copper (Cu) and 8.0% zinc (Zn). Galway has received assay results for the first 130 m of GWY-10. Assay results for the remaining 120 m are pending. Assay result highlights for all drill holes received to date can be found here (http://www.galwayresources.com/i/pdf/2010-05-10_NRT.pdf).
As Figure 1 (http://www.galwayresources.com/i/pdf/2010-05-10_NRM.pdf) shows, GWY-10 was drilled at a 65 degree angle, and therefore undercut GWY-09, which was drilled at a 50 degree angle from the same drill pad and with the same azimuth as GWY-10. GWY-09 returned 22.5 m grading 2.0 g/t Au, including 3.0 m of 7.0 g/t Au. Mineralization identified in GWY-09 and GWY-10, as well as GWY-07 is located in close proximity to previously reported high grade channel and chip sample results in the Pie de Gallo open pit such as 28m of 16.6 g/t Au, including 2m of 118.3 g/t Au. True widths of drill-hole intervals are unknown. Refer to Galway's January 14, 2010 (http://www.galwayresources.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=380639&_Type=News- Releases&_Title=Galway-Announces-Very-Encouraging-Gold-Results-from-the-Califo rnia-Project-...) press release for channel and chip sample details.
"We are pleased that within the first 10 holes of our drilling program we were able to confirm that thick intercepts of near surface mineralization, as well as narrower intervals of very high grade mineralization exists on our property. In addition to the results reported above, our first ten holes also included 3.0 m grading 32.8 g/t Au and 246 g/t Ag in GWY-01, 31.0 m grading 2.9 g/t Au, including 1.5 m of 29.1 g/t in GWY-02, and 3.0 meters grading 30.0 g/t Au in GWY-07. We reported these earlier results on April 15, 2010 (http://www.galwayresources.com/s/NewsReleases.asp?ReportID=394837&_Type=News- Releases&_Title=Galway-Intercepts-High-Grade-Gold-in-Three-of-its-First-Seven- Drill-Holes-a...). These earlier results, in combination with those we are reporting today, suggest that we may have discovered a significant gold deposit on our properties in the California gold district of Colombia," cites Robert Hinchcliffe, President and CEO of Galway Resources.
Highlights from GWY-08, GWY-09 and GWY-10 are provided below:
DRILL HOLE FROM TO INTERVAL Au
# (meters) (meters) (meters) (grams/tonne)
GWY-08 62.5 74.5 12.0 0.7
GWY-09 56.5 79.0 22.5 2.0
Including 67.0 70.0 3.0 7.0
GWY-10 33.5 122.5 89.0 3.2
Including 88.0 97.0 9.0 23.1
Including 91.0 94.0 3.0 50.0
and 383 g/t Ag, 1.4% Cu, and 8% Zn
Importantly, Galway has now completed GWY-11 and GWY-12, which are located 260 meters on trend to the northeast of GWY-10. These holes returned approximately 50 meters and 60 meters, respectively, of similar massive silica with zones of advanced argillic and vuggy silica alteration, iron oxides on joints, breccia with matrix of black silica and fine grained pyrite as encountered in GWY-10. While we have seen this type of host rock that did not contain significant quantities of gold, we are encouraged about the potential for these holes. Assays are pending for GWY-11 and GWY-12. Galway is now drilling GWY-13 from the same drill pad as GWY-12. Both are being drilled in a due south direction, but GWY-13 is drilled at a 62 degree angle whereas GWY-12 was drilled at a 51 degree angle.
Another hole, GWY-14, which is currently in progress by a recently-mobilized second drill, is located beyond the southwestern edge of the Pie de Gallo open pit to test high grade structures identified in the San Celestino (El Dorado) mine. This drill hole is testing structures located 200 meters to the southwest of, and on trend with the open pit. Previously reported channel sample highlights from the San Celestino mine included 19 m grading 40.7 g/t Au and 752.4 g/t Ag over a true thickness of 7.1 m. Refer to Galway's March 5, 2010 press release for details. Galway currently has two drill rigs operating on its California properties, with a third drill scheduled to arrive within the next month.
Mineralization is easily recognizable as silicification/quartz veins in argillized Precambrian gneissic host rock. Veining is generally running east-west and northwest-southeast, which is oblique to the major northeast-southwest trend in the district, and generally dipping steeply north. Mineralization remains open in all directions.
Review by Qualified Person, Quality Control and Reports
In compliance with National Instrument 43-101, Mr. Mike Sutton, P.Geo., is the Qualified Person responsible for the accuracy of this news release. All samples were assayed for Metallic Screen test by ALS Chemex (prepared in Bogota and tested in Peru). The Company's QA/QC program includes the regular insertion of blanks and standards into the sample shipments. True widths are unknown at this time.
About the Company
Galway Resources is a well capitalized company, primarily focused on the exploration of gold and coal in Colombia. The current focus of the Company is gold exploration in northeast Colombia with a drilling program occurring at the California gold project and extensive underground channel and surface sampling taking place at the nearby Vetas gold project. The Company has also reported that drilling is underway at the GALCA coal project in Colombia, which is being managed and funded by Prodeco, the Colombian subsidiary of Glencore.
Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Forward Looking Statements:
Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this release that are forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties concerning the specific factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's periodic filings with Canadian Securities Regulators. Such information contained herein represents management's best judgment as of the date hereof based on information currently available. The Company does not assume the obligation to update any forward-looking statement.
Galway Resources Ltd.
CONTACT: Galway Resources Ltd., Robert Hinchcliffe, President and
Director, 1-800-475-2412, http://www.galwayresources.com/
Entertainment Meets Retail: Rue La La Invite-Only Private Sale Boutique to Feature Whitney Port and Brian ReyesOnline Boutique to Open at 11am on May 12 on www.ruelala.com; Exclusive Event to be Featured on May 11 Episode of the MTV's Reality Series "The City"
BOSTON, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Rue La La, a leading private sale shopping destination, today announced that it will host a private sale Boutique featuring apparel created by MTV star and designer Whitney Port, star of the series "The City," and fashion designer Brian Reyes. The Boutique will open on http://www.ruelala.com/ at 11am EDT on May 12, 2010. Whitney Port will offer selections from her popular Whitney Eve collection, and Brian Reyes will feature an assortment of pieces from his signature collection. This Boutique was developed in partnership with ELLE Magazine.
Rue La La is a members-only private sale shopping emporium where members discover and shop premium brand Boutiques. Access to Rue La La is by invite only, but for a limited time individuals can join through http://www.ruelala.com/whitney.
The preparation for this Boutique will be featured in the May 11 episode of the MTV reality series "The City." The episode will air at 10:30pm ET/PT.
"I am thrilled to have Whitney Eve featured on Rue La La. This is the perfect showcase to introduce my line to Rue La La members who love fashion as much as I do," said Whitney Port. "Fashion has been a central part of my life since I was working behind the scenes in my father's warehouse. I am exhilarated to be featured in a Rue La La Boutique as an ELLE Modern Designer alongside one of my favorite designers, Brian Reyes."
Brian Reyes is renowned for his refreshingly innovative womenswear. His work showcases sophistication, femininity and modernity, coupled with novel shapes and extraordinary fabrics and color. His signature ready-to-wear collection appeals to women of all ages.
"The modern woman I design for is drawn to an environment like Rue La La," said Brian Reyes. "Being part of the ELLE Modern Designers Boutique is an exciting, new venture. I translated my runway pieces in a fresh new way for Rue La La members. My clothes are feminine, colorful and appropriate for women of all ages."
"Innovation drives Rue La La. This Boutique represents an unexpected intersection of design and entertainment, which we believe will delight our members," said Ben Fischman, CEO, Rue La La. "The vision of Brian Reyes alongside the vibrancy of Whitney Port and the imprint of iconic ELLE Magazine alongside a phenomenon like MTV's The City is the sort of eclectic mix that makes Rue La La exciting."
Rue La La fans will also be invited to chat LIVE with ELLE Creative Director, Joe Zee on the Rue La La Facebook fan page, May 12th at 2pm EDT. Facebook fans can discuss latest fashion trends live with Joe Zee and hear firsthand his top picks from the Whitney Port and Brian Reyes ELLE Modern Designer's Boutique.
Rue La La's private sale emporium features women and men's fashion and accessories, beauty, items for the home, travel and experiences from the best brand names in the world at up to 70% below retail. Boutiques begin every day at 11am EDT and are open for 48 hours.
About Rue La La
Rue La La is an exclusive, invitation-only online shopping destination that features premier brands within 48 hours private sale lifestyle Boutiques. Founded by Ben Fischman in 2008, Rue La La provides it's members with access to premium lifestyle brands for apparel, home, beauty, travel and experiences and more at up to 70% off retail. Rue La La is a part of Retail Convergence Inc. (RCI), a GSI Commerce, Inc. company . Experience Rue La La by visiting http://www.ruelala.com/.
Rue La La
CONTACT: Rue La La: Ginny Gruber, +1-646-375-5533, email@example.com
Web Site: http://www.ruelala.com/
Hastings Entertainment to Announce Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2010 on May 17, 2010
AMARILLO, Texas, May 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. , a leading multimedia entertainment retailer, will announce financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 via a press release issued before the market opens on Monday, May 17, 2010.
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 147 superstores, averaging approximately 24,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States.
We also operate http://www.gohastings.com/, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hastings Entertainment, Inc.
CONTACT: Dan Crow, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of
Hastings Entertainment, Inc., +1-806-677-1422
Web Site: http://www.gohastings.com/
COMEDY CENTRAL(R) Sizzles This Summer With All-New Series and Specials as Well as Returning FavoritesNew Original Series Include 'Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey' And Gary Sanchez-Produced 'Big Lake' (working title) Returning Favorites Include 'Tosh.0,' 'Atom TV' And 'The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast' 'Futurama' Season 6 Has A New Home On COMEDY CENTRAL Acquired Series 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Takes To The Air All-New One-Hour, Stand-Up Specials From Danny Bhoy, Dan Cummins, Paul F. Tompkins, Lewis Black, Juston McKinney, Kevin Hart, Steve Byrne And Whitney Cummings
NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- COMEDY CENTRAL fans, it's time to chill out! Who needs exercise on a hot summer day when you can get inside, pour yourself a cold one, put your feet up and channel surf over to the only all-comedy network's line-up of well-toned hilarity? COMEDY CENTRAL's already done all the hard work for you! From new and returning series, ("Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey," "Big Lake," "Tosh.0" and "Atom TV") to cult favorites finding a new home on COMEDY CENTRAL ("Futurama," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") to a new "COMEDY CENTRAL Roast" and multiple new one-hour stand-up specials ("Subject to Change: Danny Bhoy," "Dan Cummins: Crazy With a Capital F" and many more), COMEDY CENTRAL is the best place to tune in and cool down in the months to come.
The following are descriptions of new series, new specials and returning series premiering in Summer of 2010:
"Atom TV" - Season 3 Premiere
Premieres Wednesday, May 19 at 2:30 a.m.
Atom TV brings together the best online Webisodes from Atom.com and puts them smack-dab on viewers' TV screens. COMEDY CENTRAL couldn't let these gems stay just on the Web. Viewers can check out a side-splitting smattering of the hottest online offerings every week from the comfort of their couch.
"Subject to Change: Danny Bhoy" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Saturday, May 22 at 11:00 p.m.
What happens when an Indian, a Scot and a comic all walk into a bar? Find out when COMEDY CENTRAL brings Scotland's favorite Indian comedian to the stage. Known for being keenly observant with a razor sharp wit, get Danny Bhoy's take on bagpipes, why he acts like a Frenchman when he's in America and the reason behind his intense love of accents in this brand-new, one-hour stand-up special.
"Dan Cummins: Crazy With a Capital F" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Saturday, May 29 at 11:00 p.m.
Live from his current hometown of Spokane, Washington, the quirky Dan Cummins performs his uniquely cynical brand of observational humor for a sold-out crowd. Join Cummins as he explores the joys of drunk-gifting yourself, the absurdity of iPod vending machines and the perils of the "Tooth Gremlin."
"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" - COMEDY CENTRAL Premiere
Premieres Monday, May 31 at 9:00 p.m.
Crude, controversial, outlandish, and downright hilarious, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" stars Charlie Day, Rob McElhenney, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and Danny DeVito and features the cast as self-centered owners of Paddy's Irish Pub in Philadelphia who will do just about anything, no matter how reprehensible, in an attempt to better their own situation. Serious issues such as racism, abortion, underage drinking, molestation, gun control, cancer and death somehow weave their way into the cockeyed universe of "The Gang." The characters are experts on every subject but actually possess expertise in nothing at all. They often use revisionist history to bolster their self-worth, which contrasts sharply with the true reality of their lives.
"Tosh.0" - All-New Episodes
Premieres Wednesday, June 2 at 10:30 p.m.
The master of Internet crap is back for 16 all-new episodes! Daniel Tosh takes to the boob tube to examine all things YouTube in "Tosh.0." In a world overwhelmed by Chocolate Rain, Two Girls, One Cup, Keyboard Cat and Demi Moore's nether regions, Tosh helps viewers seek the funniest and filthiest ways to procrastinate. "Tosh.0" features Tosh's razor sharp humor and biting commentary and delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this weekly, topical series. In addition, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians. Each episode features the segment "Web Redemption," which gives subjects of infamous viral videos (i.e. Nintendo 64 Kid and Crying Giants Fan) a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they've become synonymous.
"Paul F. Tompkins: You Should Have Told Me" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Friday, June 11 at 11:00 p.m.
Paul F. Tompkins discusses the pros and cons of having neighbors, strategies for binge drinking, pot paranoia and the logistics of speaking with the dead in this brand-new stand-up special.
"Lewis Black: Stark Raving Black" - Network Television Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Saturday, June 12 at 9:00 p.m.
Lewis Black is back and as raving mad as ever. Tune in as he rails against turning 60 and the magic of capitalism. This one-hour premiere event has something for everyone, ranging from the image of Black's parents in the honeymoon suite to a near-angelic meeting with Amy Grant and Vince Gill - both causing Black to go his usual Stark Raving Black.
"Futurama" - Season 6 Premiere
Premieres Thursday, June 24 at 10:00 p.m.
"Futurama" is back! Everybody's favorite zany group from the future has returned with twelve brand-new episodes, premiering right here on COMEDY CENTRAL. Twentieth century boy Philip J. Fry is still jetting around the universe with his favorite drunken robot, one-eyed mutant, mad scientist, rule-abiding Jamaican accountant and Nibblonian monster in a host of brand-new adventures from the team at Planet Express.
"Juston McKinney: Middle Class Hole" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Saturday, June 26 at 11:00 p.m.
Juston McKinney explores married life, having kids and suburbia in his new World Premiere stand-up special. While still embracing his blue collar roots, Juston takes his comedy to the next level - the world of the middle class.
"Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Sunday, July 11 at 10:00 p.m.
Viewers loved "Kevin Hart: I'm a Grown Little Man" but it's time to get really serious about laughing with Hart's new one-hour stand-up special, "Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny." In it, Hart tackles his family, his fears, cursing his teacher out and finding the right time for phone sex. Hart's getting older and wiser and now it's time to get serious...seriously funny, that is.
"Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at The El Rey" - Series Premiere
Premieres Sunday, July 11 at 11:00 p.m.
This 6-episode series is hosted by JB Smoove ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Saturday Night Live") and features stand-up with a hip-hop vibe, reflecting the urban culture of today's youth through stand-up comedy. Executive produced by Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan, each episode consists of three up-and-coming comics and features music created by DJ Cassidy.
"Steve Byrne: The Byrne Identity" - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Sunday, July 25 at 10:00 p.m.
Is he Korean? Is he Irish? Who cares?! No ethnicity is safe once Steve Byrne figures out what kind of music you listen to! Byrne will tell viewers everything they need to know about racial slurs, cougars and working with their lips with his usual high energy and even some on-stage dancing.
"The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast"
Premieres Sunday, August 1 at 10:00 p.m.
It's Roast Time! COMEDY CENTRAL is gathering its biggest stars for the nastiest night of fun on television! One unlucky star will be in the hot seat as COMEDY CENTRAL takes them to task for past antics and rakes them over the comedic coals. This star-studded night of name calling only comes around once a year and nobody does it quite like COMEDY CENTRAL!
"Big Lake" (working title) - Series Premiere
Premieres Tuesday, August 3 at 10:00 p.m.
Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, the production company led by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Chris Henchy, this multi-camera sitcom for COMEDY CENTRAL tells the story of a young man (played by Chris Gethard) who won't let anything get in the way of his big dreams, even if it means losing his job and having to move back in with his parents and sleep on their couch. With the help of his friends, an ex-convict, played by Horatio Sanz ("Saturday Night Live") and a burned-out high-school teacher played by Chris Parnell ("30 Rock"), the trio plan a myriad of well-intentioned schemes to save their hometown, Big Lake. Invariably these plans don't come to fruition and the gang is forced to go back to the drawing board.
"Whitney Cummings Stand-Up TBD" (working title) - World Premiere Stand-up Special
Premieres Saturday, August 7 at 11:30 p.m.
She wowed at "The COMEDY CENTRAL Roast of Joan Rivers" and was put on "COMEDY CENTRAL's Hot List," so it's about time Whitney Cummings came to COMEDY CENTRAL with her very own stand-up special! Tune in to see what this no-holds-barred comedienne has to say.
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