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Berkshire Hathaway company passionate about meeting the needs of customers

DENVER - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and global building products manufacturer, today announced that Todd Raba, Johns Manville chairman, president and CEO, will relinquish his position with the company. Effective immediately, Mary Rhinehart will be the new president and chief executive officer of

Johns Manville. "I thank Todd for his leadership. He has worked diligently during a tough economic environment to effectively position the company for future success. Todd spent the last five years focusing on positioning Johns Manville for the future, and I thank him for the work he did in moving the business forward,” commented Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway.

Ms. Rhinehart is currently the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Johns Manville. She ha ... Read more »
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LONDON & NEW YORK - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maria Pinelli, Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets at Ernst & Young has been appointed the new Chair of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) – its first appointment of a new Chair since 2005. NFTE1 is a global non-profit organization that helps young people from low-income communities to become financially independent, by developing their entrepreneurial spirit.

"It’s an honor to not only be able to encourage entrepreneurship on a daily basis at Ernst & Young, but now as the Chair of NFTE too,” says Pinelli. "My goal is to continue changing the lives of "street smart” kids to "business aware” young adults, not only in the US but in as many countries as possible.

"Our vision for NFTE is to double our presence internationally by 2015 – increasing the number of participating countries and the number of young people involved from 500,000 to 1 million ove ... Read more »
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Dubai-United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

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HOUSTON - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KBR (NYSE: KBR) announced today that it has been awarded the Joint Operational Fuel System contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

KBR will supply the MOD with fuel-handling equipment which will be used on operations and in support of military exercises worldwide. The contract is for an initial two-year period and will involve the supply of equipment and services worth approximately $35 million.

"The award of this contract is key to the strategic development of our UK based support to the MOD,” said Andrew Pringle, President, International Government, Defence and Support Services (IGDSS). "The MOD remains a key client of IGDSS and we look forward to ensuring that the MOD continues to receive outstanding support.”

KBR is a global engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, industrial, ... Read more »
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

Human resources and industry experts debated the state of vocational education and its merits vis-à-vis qualifications obtained at university at Dubai Knowledge Village’s  Breakfast Club event.

The panel also discussed the need for a common strategy for the development of the workforce, calling on the public and private sectors to work together to formalise the UAE’s approach towards vocational education.

Craig Sherrin, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Driving Company, said: "The UAE needs to create its own vocational education system.  It cannot simply import and implement the practices of another country, but needs to look around the world for inspiration in order to create its system.”

Tony Palladino, Principal Consultant at Univex Consultancy, added: "The difference between professional qualifications and vocational education is contextual.  That is to say that the ... Read more »
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CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- MiX Telematics(JSE:MIX), a global provider of driver safety, vehicle tracking and fleet management solutions, continues to grow its business around the world as evidenced by strong performance in the first half of its 2012/13 financial year as announced yesterday. Due to the extension of existing enterprise contracts as well as the addition of new mega fleets across various industries in various countries, MiX Telematics increased its revenue by 20.3% (to R564 million) and its operating profit by an impressive 60.8% (to R76 million) in comparison to the same period a year ago.

Through an SaaS delivery model and value added services, MiX Telematics helps customers worldwide to reduce their operating costs and risks, improve driver and passenger safety as well as customer service, and lower their carbon emissions.

"Our strategy for years now has been to leverage our profitable, ca ... Read more »
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Testing Provides Significant Value for Surgical Patients on Antiplatelet Therapies

SAN DIEGO - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Accumetrics, Inc., developer of the market-leading VerifyNow® System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-care system for measuring platelet reactivity to antiplatelet agents, today announced the release of the 2012 Update to the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Guideline on Use of Antiplatelet Drugs in Patients Having Cardiac and Noncardiac Operations. Published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the updated guidelines reflect increased emphasis on using platelet reactivity testing to better manage patients’ response to antiplatelet medications. This update includes a Class IIa recommendation for patients who require urgent surgery and are on antiplatelet medications. Antiplatelet therapies, such as clopidogrel, prasugrel and ticagrelor, are among some of the most widely prescribed medications in th ... Read more »
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SHENZHEN, Chine - Mercredi 14 Novembre 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)--En octobre 2012, Renice a lancé le premier contrôleur SSD portable à port USB 3.0 d'origine sur le marché mondial, ainsi que des disques portables SSD à port USB 3.0 de 32 Go à 512 Go, à des prix jamais supérieurs aux autres produits SSD sur le marché.

Ces SSD, commandés par un contrôleur U3127-IT conçu exclusivement par Renice, comportent des fonctionnalités uniques comme l'AES 256 bits, la protection contre les pannes de courant et la protection d'écriture, entre autres, et possèdent une vitesse de lecture-écriture d'une capacité maximale de 430 Mo/sec-320 Mo/sec.

Cet outil de stockage efficace est même plus petit qu'une carte de visite. C'est aussi un dispositif obligatoire pour les utilisateurs Mac, car Apple a muni ses tout nouveaux Macbook d'un port USB 3.0, et ils peuvent facilement exécuter Win 8 sur le SSD portabl ... Read more »
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CAPE TOWN - Tuesday, November 13th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

AfricaCom 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Inmarsat(LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, will preview some of the revolutionary services enabled by new satellites to be launched from next year on stand E17e at AfricaCom. Inmarsat will also showcase its recently expanded portfolio of offerings for African businesses, government and individuals.

Inmarsat will redefine mobile satellite services with higher streaming speeds and two satellite launches in 2013. Its upcoming Alphasat I-XL satellite launch will enhance L-band service capabilities across Africa, providing even faster streaming performance. This will be followed by the highly anticipated rollout of its new Global Xpress®network, which will deliver global superfast broadband.

The only satellite provider to be making such a huge investment in new technologies, Inmarsat is delivering an array of new services ... Read more »
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Tuesday, November 13th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

ADAC equipped to offer United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest free public Wi-Fi hotspot covering airport facilities

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), today announced its collaboration with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) to provide the largest free public and private airport-wide Wi-Fi service in the country for Abu Dhabi International Airport. In line with ADAC’s plans for growth, the partnership with Aruba Networks enables ADAC to provide reliable Wi-Fi access for corporate, business and guest use, including hotspots for passengers, digital barcode scanning in the cargo buildings, voice services and multi-tenant services.

The alliance also adds another of the region’s most innovative companies to Aruba’s growing portfolio of customers across the Middl ... Read more »

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