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“The winch, synchronized with the flensers knife, accelerates, and the bada ~ (the Norwegian word for baleen) with a wrenching tear, parts from the whale and swings wildly up into the air and outboard over the ship’s side, just grazing the bulwarks. During the half-second when it is outboard the winchman lets go his brake, and the lethal mass, which would smash to pulp anyone or anything in it’s way, plunges down toward the sea ~ usually! I’ve seen maybe five or six men killed by the bada alone’, Davison told me.....” —from ‘Of Whales and Men’ There’s romance in the old whaling days, and one cannot help but to be fascinated by the stories of this bygone era ~ The men who paddled out in small boats armed with hand held harpoons to do battle with the great whales. Many drowned and even the more modern whaling operations in the early to mid 1900’s had a high level of d... (more)

Organizations Are Missing Huge Opportunity to Divert Trash From Landfills and Benefit the Bottom Line, New GREEN Study Finds

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 05/22/07 -- Caught between mountains of garbage and a rapidly shrinking number of landfills to put it in, organizations are facing increasing pressure to find viable alternatives that both meet business needs and address environmental issues. And even when those alternatives are available, and organizations are aware of them, the changes are painfully slow in coming. That's the sobering conclusion reached in "Garbage Is a Terrible Thing to Waste," a comprehensive report from the Global Renewable Energy and Environmental Network (GREEN), underwritten by BioSystem Solutions. The study quantifies the current processes for waste management and highlights potential benefits of better managing biodegradable waste streams. The findings will also be discussed on a webcast hosted by GREEN tomorrow, May 23, at 2pm EDT/11am PDT. Interested par... (more)

Don't Speak At Me, Speak With Me

As e-marketing has made inroads with B2B marketers a lot has been said about the idea of online conversation. But, what does that mean from a marketing content perspective? If you think of a conversation in the offline world it can be in the context of a chat with a friend — 1-on-1, an exchange in a meeting with a group of people, a discussion with your peers over lunch or witty repartee with your spouse during TV commercials in the evening. When you transfer that idea online, how often do you "feel" any similarity to those above examples? How often do you make a connection with the content you see? Part of this is because you're not really there. The people you're "conversing" with can't see you, your facial expressions or hear the tone of your voice as if you'd spoken aloud. Nor can you see them. That means you have to think about the words you use and how they wo... (more)

Chinese Students Win International Stockholm Junior Water Prize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- With the magnitude of water scarcity and water quality issues in China well documented, Chinese youth are taking on the responsibility to seek viable solutions for their nation. Students Hao Wang, Jie Weng and Yi Xiao from Shanghai, China were awarded the prestigious Stockholm Junior Water Prize, sponsored globally by ITT Corporation, tonight in a formal ceremony during World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Wang, Weng and Xiao, students at Shanghai Nanyang Model High School, received the Prize from HRH Crown Princess Victoria on behalf of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) for a research project that aims to ecologically restore urban Chinese river channels. The group of students received a $5,000 scholarship and a crystal sculpture. The International Stockholm Junior Water Prize, held during World Water Wee... (more)

Hubbell Lighting Helps Add the Sparkle of Leed Gold to New Omni Dallas Hotel

Hubbell Lighting, a market leader in lighting technology for over a century, was the major provider of lighting fixtures for the magnificent new Omni Hotel recently opened in Dallas, Texas. Exterior Lighting at the Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel (Photo: Business Wire) Built on six acres of an eight-acre site in the southwest side of the Dallas Central Business District, this latest addition to the Omni brand of 50 luxury hotels and resorts throughout North America has a very appealing and sophisticated persona. A contemporary reflective glass exterior and rich native textures highlights the interior, making the newest Omni an expression of the best that Dallas offers as they warmly welcome visitors and guests to an incomparable convention hotel. With the decision and foresight of Dallas city leaders, hotel developer Matthews Southwest and 5G Studio Collaborati... (more)

Aimia Recognized For Incorporating Corporate Social Responsibility And Employee Engagement

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aimia, a global leader in loyalty management, was honored with a Site Crystal Award for Responsible Experience – Most Impactful Effort Toward CSR as Part of an Incentive Program at the Crystal Awards Ceremony during the Site International Conference in Beijing, China on September 15, 2012.  As part of a larger incentive travel program to Hawaii, Aimia designed a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative for its client that added a unique experiential element to Oracle's Oracle Club Excellence award trip and will serve to inspire and incentivize employees for the future.  "We are thrilled to receive the prestigious Site Crystal Award for our work with Oracle," said Fay Beauchine, President, Business Loyalty, Aimia. "As a leader in the industry, it's our mission to create programs that not only provide a once-in-a-lifetime ... (more)

PepsiCo's International Leadership Development Program 'PepsiCorps' Comes to India

NEW DELHI, October 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Initiates Water Conservation Projects With Bhoruka Charitable Trust - Rajasthan to Develop Water Sustainability Solutions - One-Month Program Provides Employees From Around the World With an International Business Experience That Encapsulates PepsiCo's 'Performance with Purpose' Agenda PepsiCo, one of the world's largest food and beverage companies, has announced the India launch of PepsiCorps, a one-month on-the-ground program that leverages an employee's business skills to make a positive impact on the world. As part of the program, the PepsiCorps team of eight employees has initiated water conservation projects with Bhoruka Charitable Trust (BCT), Churu district - Rajasthan, which aim to develop a long-term, sustainable solution to tackle the water scarcity challenges faced by the Bhorugram community. PepsiCorps pro... (more)

CA Technologies Holds Eighth Annual Worldwide Volunteer Month

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced the kickoff of its eighth annual global employee volunteer program, CA Together in Action, which runs throughout October. CA Together in Action brings employees around the globe together to enrich the lives and well-being of others in communities where CA Technologies has a presence. By supporting a wide range of local nonprofit organizations, employees give back through volunteer efforts that include education and technology programs for underserved youth, environmental clean-ups, building affordable housing and assisting food banks with feeding the hungry. “Giving back in the communities where we live and work is an important part of our company’s culture,” said Erica Christensen, vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, CA Technologies. “Year after year our participation numbers have continued to grow, demonstr... (more)

Global Water Supply and Irrigation Systems Industry

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Water Supply and Irrigation Systems Industry http://www.reportlinker.com/p02284911/Global-Water-Supply-and-Irrigation-Systems-Industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Water Supply and Irrigation Systems in US$ Million. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 69 companies including many key and nic... (more)

Microsoft Cloud Centers Coming Online

Microsoft threw the switch on its new mega data center in Dublin on July 1 and expects to do same for the one it's built in Chicago on July 20. The facilities are meant to support the company's Online, Live and cloud services. Dublin is Microsoft's first mega site outside the U.S. It covers 303,000 square feet capable of 5.4 megawatts of power, now on its way to 22.2 megawatts with demand. The Chicago site covers 700,000 square feet, the size of 16 football fields, with 30 megawatts to start and capable of 60 megawatts. Two-thirds of the place is optimized for containerized servers, which Microsoft says conserve energy. Each of the pre-packaged containers holds 1,800-2,500 servers. Microsoft says their density can exceed traditional data centers by 10 times. ... (more)

An Itty-Bitty Chip Could Slash a Data Center’s Energy Bill

Imagine a data center chock full of heterogeneous equipment and running hot. That should be an easy exercise since they all are. But now it's important to stop the waste and reduce energy consumption. Where do you start? Well, it might be nice to whittle the problem down to size and figure out what in that sea of servers and whatnot are the biggest offenders. A start-up called Sentilla says it can help. It's got a wireless sensor network that can track energy use in data centers from multiple vendors, including the facility itself. IT managers can set a baseline with the consolidated information and establish power usage effective (PUE), the first step in an energy reduction strategy. Sentilla says its sensors, itty-bitty Java-based computers the size of a dime embedded in an intelligent power strip, can go anywhere or be attached to anything, even a blast furnace, ... (more)