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HOUSTON - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Stallion Oilfield Holdings, Inc. (the "Company”), today announced that its Board of Directors has determined to terminate the previously announced senior secured term loan transaction (the "Term Loan”) and declared a special cash dividend of $4.00 per share that is to be paid to the Company’s stockholders in 2012. The record date for the dividend will be December 20, 2012, and it will be paid on December 24, 2012.

The Company’s Board of Directors determined to abandon the Term Loan in order to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives available to the Company that would be more advantageous to the Company’s stockholders than the Term Loan. There can be no assurance that any strategic alternative will be pursued or completed. The Company does not intend to disclose developments with respect to its strategic review process unless and until its Board of Directors has approved a specific transa ... Read more »
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TOKYO - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On November 14, Hitachi Ltd. (TOKYO:6501)("Hitachi") and Hitachi Plant Technologies, Ltd. ("Hitachi Plant Technologies") signed an agreement with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz University (KAU) (President, Prof. Osama S. Tayek) for joint research on water quality monitoring technology to be used in seawater desalination facilities.

The joint research will focus on the demonstration and validation, evaluation, and improvement of water quality monitoring technology developed at Hitachi's Yokohama Research Laboratory (Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) that will be used in Hitachi Plant Technologies' seawater desalination plant. This work will be conducted over a nearly two-year period in cooperation with KAU's Center of Excellence in Desalination Technology (Executive Director Dr. Mohammed H. Albeirutty; hereinafter "CEDT"), which is one of the most experienced organizations in this field in Saudi Ar ... Read more »
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Study Demonstrates Long-Term Durability of the ClosureFast™ Radiofrequency Ablation System for Treatment of Chronic Venous Insufficiency

MANSFIELD, Mass - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Covidien(NYSE:COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the five-year results of the ClosureFast™ Long-Term European Multi-Center Study in patients with Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI). This study evaluates the five-year outcomes of a minimally invasive endovascular therapy for treatment of CVI.

The ClosureFast Study was conducted prospectively at eight centers in Europe. The Venefit™ procedure (using the ClosureFast radiofrequency ablation catheter) was used to treat 295 lower limbs in 225 patients diagnosed with superficial venous reflux, the underlying cause of varicose veins and CVI. This progressive medical condition affects the veins in the leg and compromises their ability to carry blood back to the heart. This i ... Read more »
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HOUSTON - Jeudi 20 Décembre 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Stallion Oilfield Holdings, Inc. (la « société »), a annoncé aujourd'hui que son conseil d'administration avait décidé de résilier la transaction d'un prêt à terme garanti de premier rang annoncé précédemment (le « prêt à terme ») et déclaré un dividende en espèces exceptionnel de 4,00 USD par action à verser aux actionnaires de la société en 2012. La date de clôture des registres pour le dividende sera le 20 décembre 2012, et il sera versé le 24 décembre 2012.

Le conseil d'administration de la société a décidé d'abandonner le prêt à terme afin d'explorer et d'évaluer les alternatives stratégiques potentielles disponibles à la Société, qui seraient plus avantageuses que le prêt à terme pour les actionnaires de cette dernière. Il n'est au ... Read more »
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HOUSTON - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced it was awarded the Djibouti Base Operation Support Services contract for services at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa and Manda Bay, Kenya, under a contract valued at $127 million.

KBR will provide services to include public safety, air operations, facility support, vehicle maintenance, environmental services as well as supply operations, housing, utilities, and laundry, food and recreation services.

The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract is for one base year and three option years. With all option years exercised, work will continue through 2017.

"KBR having such a long history at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti makes this award especially exciting and rewarding,” said Rich Ambrose, President, North American Government and Logistics, KBR. "We look forward to working with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic, the contract ... Read more »
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-- Des semences utilisant efficacement l’azote réduisent les émissions d’oxyde nitreux en nécessitant moins d’engrais --

DAVIS, Californie - Jeudi 20 Décembre 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., une société de technologie agricole axée sur le développement de technologies et de produits bénéfiques pour l’environnement et la santé humaine, a annoncé aujourd’hui que le Conseil exécutif du Mécanisme de Développement Propre (MDP) de la Convention Cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques a approuvé la méthodologie d’Arcadia pour permettre aux agriculteurs de gagner des crédits carbone grâce à la diminution de l’utilisation d’engrais en conjonction avec des semences utilisant efficacement l’azote (Nitrogen Use Efficient ou NUE). La technologie NUE d’Arcadia permet de maintenir des rendements élevés ... Read more »
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MINNEAPOLIS - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Businesses often must follow strict accounting practices to safeguard their customers and maintain compliance with industry regulations, even when a third party provides essential services. To answer this need for network partners and participants, Syncada successfully completed the requirements of the Statements on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 (SSAE 16), as established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This marks the ninth successful completion of an external audit on the technology platform that supports the Syncada network, the first seven being Statement on Auditing Standards No. 70 (SAS 70) Type II certifications.

Many organizations use outside service providers to manage processes that affect the organization’s financial reporting, yet the organization is legally responsible throughout. For example, in the United States, section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxl ... Read more »
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PALO ALTO, Calif. - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Leading analyst firm cites MetricStream as a pioneer in the IT GRC products market, and highlights its "strong vertical specific solutions” and "strong IT GRC capabilities around cloud and virtualized environments”

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In today’s increasingly virtualized, mobile, and cloudy world, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are confronted with complex challenges around information security, big data management, and compliance with regulations such as SOX, PCI DSS, HIPAA, NERC, FISMA, and ISO 27001. The traditional approach of managing these requirements in multiple silos and systems is not only inefficient and expensive, but also leads to redundancies and conflicts. Today, organizations seek to rationalize and harmonize their IT GRC processes, while also providing top-level visibility into enterprise IT risk and compliance data that can help determine areas o ... Read more »
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-- Nitrogen Use Efficient Seeds Reduces Nitrous Oxide Emissions by Requiring Less Fertilizer Application --

DAVIS, Calif. - Wednesday, December 19th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, today announced that the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has approved Arcadia’s methodology to allow farmers to earn carbon credits from reduced fertilizer use in conjunction with Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) seed. Arcadia’s NUE technology enables crops to maintain high yields while requiring significantly reduced levels of nitrogen fertilizer. The approved methodology is applicable to all crops planted with NUE seed.

Globally, agriculture is the second-largest industrial source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and the use of nitrogen fertil ... Read more »
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Thursday, December 20th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Philip Morris International Inc.’s (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) Vice President, Communications, Julie Soderlund, issued the following statement today commenting on the European Commission’s proposal for the revision of the Tobacco Products Directive:

"PMI is pleased that the Commission has finally issued its proposed Tobacco Products Directive so that it now may be reviewed and debated in an open, transparent, objective and constructive manner by all concerned in the coming months.

"An initial reading of the proposal suggests that many of the recommended measures will not achieve the Commission’s public health goals and will result in numerous unintended adverse consequences which appear to have been disregarded by its authors.

"The proposed Directive explicitly prohibits products that account for approximately 10 percent of the European Union cigarette market, and in som ... Read more »
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Multi-bit flow-through type products added to the Extreme High Speed series line-up

ME Newswire / Business Wire

TOKYO - Wednesday, December 19th 2012

Toshiba Corporation(TOKYO: 6502) has added multi-bit (2-bit and 4-bit) flow-through type ESD (electrostatic discharge) diode products to its low capacitance and low clamp voltage Extreme High Speed series. The new products, DF6D7M1N (2-bit) and DF10G7M1N (4-bit), realize multiple diodes while maintaining the signal quality achieved by the low-inductance flow-through layout. Samples are available now with mass production scheduled for the end of December.

Applications ESD protection for USB 3.0 and other interfaces

Key Features 1. Multi-bit, flow-through type 2. Low clamp voltage: VC=12V (typ.) at IEC61000-4-5 compliant (IPP=1A) 3. Suitable for high speed signal lines: Ct=0.3pF (typ.) 4. ESD-immunity level: ±8kV guaranteed at IEC61000-4-2 compliant (contact) 5. Small packages

DF6D7M1N (2-bit) : DF ... Read more »
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