DOE Secretary, Senate Majority Leader Tout Solar’s Benefits


Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today delivered the keynote address at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar trade show in America, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

Calling solar "critical to the United States" when it comes to meeting its future carbon reduction goals, Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today delivered the keynote address at Solar Power International (SPI), the largest solar trade show in America, co-sponsored by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

"Cost reduction, as we have seen dramatically in solar energy, is very much a part of shaping our clean energy future," Moniz said. "We've seen costs of modules decline by nearly 80 percent.

"Some of the world's largest companies are deploying solar on a massive scale – Apple, FedEx, GM, Google, Walmart and many more," he added. Moniz also pointed out that 85 percent of America's energy, with a big assist from renewable energy sources such as solar, is now homegrown.

In conclusion, Moniz said, "We are big on solar. The fundamental case is extremely strong, built on both technology and business model innovation, but we have to keep working together to grow solar in this country."

"With his broad knowledge of solar, and the benefits it provides to both our economy and environment, Sec. Moniz is uniquely positioned to help our industry continue its remarkable growth," said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch. "He understands our many challenges and is working with his team and others in the White House to assist us in developing innovative, market-driven solutions. We applaud his commitment to America's clean energy future."

In earlier remarks at SPI's general session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said key public policies, such as the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) are paying huge dividends for the American economy.

"These incentives help to make solar more affordable to consumers and more attractive to investors. Letting these critically important incentives expire is not an option," he said.

Reid went on to point out the rapid growth of solar in his home state of Nevada. Today, there are 480 MW of solar energy installed in Nevada, ranking the state 6th in the nation in installed solar capacity. There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 72,900 homes – or a city the size of the state capital of Carson City.

"Sen. Reid has worked tirelessly to advance the cause of clean energy in America – especially when it comes to solar," Resch continued. "Through his outstanding leadership and support of smart, effective public policies, solar continues to be one of the fastest-growing industries in America, creating thousands of jobs, pumping billions of dollars into the U.S. economy and helping to protect the environment. This incredible growth will certainly be part of Sen. Reid's rich legacy."

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About SEIA:

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at http://www.seia.org.

Media Contacts:

Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2885

Samantha Page, SEIA Press Officer and Communications Manager, spage(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2886

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3rd Quarter Finalists Announced in International Contest for Illustrators

Mexico, Portugal and the United States Represented in This Finalist Round of the Illustrators of the Future Contest

HOLLYWOOD, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

This year’s finalists for the 3rd Quarter of the 26th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today by Joni Labaqui, the contest director.

The finalists for this quarter are from Mexico, Portugal and throughout the United States.

Third Quarter Finalists:                

Alex Brock of Arizona

Renato Caria of Portugal

Andrew Gaia of Pennsylvania

Jenna Kass of New York

Matthew Lao of California

Cherylynn Lima of California

Megen Nelson of Florida

Quinlan Septer of Michigan

Maricela Ugarte of Mexico

Chong Nyung Yoon of New York                

The ten finalists’ art is sent to four of the contest judges. Of the ten finalists, three will be winners of the quarter. The three winners of each quarter are awarded cash prizes, a week long intensive workshop, an awards ceremony and are also published in the annual L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future. Writers have their own contest and our winning illustrators illustrate the winning writers stories. The judging process, once the finalists are determined by the coordinating judge, takes a little over a month.

A grand prize winner is announced at the annual awards ceremony and is selected from another panel of judges and receives an additional $5,000.

“The Illustrators of the Future Contest is an effective means for aspiring illustrators to make their break in the publishing industry, an industry well-known for being closed to the newcomer,” Labaqui said.

For more information about the contest, go to http://www.writersofthefuture.com. Or call the contest at 323-466-3310.

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Microelectronics Updates Phase Two Build Out Of 1 Petahash BTC Mining Facility

Bitcoin, Digital Currency, Cloud Servers, Cloud Computing
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Rolyn Responds to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Crisis

With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease.

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

With over 35 years of experience in infection control, emergency response, disaster recovery, and restoration for healthcare organizations nationwide, Rolyn Healthcare has assembled a National Rapid Response Environmental Team (“the Team”). This specialty trained and equipped Team is dedicated to preparedness and response to the Ebola Virus Disease.

The Team’s collective scope of services include:

  •     Ebola site evaluation & preparation (including facility dedicated standby responders)
  •     Ebola plan implementation
  •     Ebola incident response
  •     Post Ebola incident management

The Team understands the complications of working in and around hospitals and healthcare facilities; it has successfully completed projects working in these environments, including high profile and high hazard incidents.

Rolyn Healthcare is currently working with multiple hospitals to assist in the preparedness to manage and prevent Ebola transmission. These steps include the rapid construction of negative pressure rooms – Airborne Infection Isolation Room (AIIR) – with attached anterooms, as well as evaluation of existing conditions in a specialized environment to control exposure from one segment of occupants and the general occupancy. We also perform evaluation and review of mechanical isolation control measures, personnel responsibilities and standard operation procedures for crisis response, the development of remedial engineering solutions, implementation oversight and measurement, verifications, and corresponding scope of work. Rolyn’s Team will adhere to applicable federal, state, and local requirements, guidance, and recommended best practices.

In the event of a positive finding of Ebola, the Team is positioned for rapid deployment and clean-up operations. This reposnse includes Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) trained and equipped personnel, oversight of operations and maintenance of facility structures, isolation pressurization monitoring, personnel protective measures and implementation, waste disposal management direction, as well as interaction with healthcare facility IH/Safety staff, federal, state, and local health departments.

Dr. David Kuhar, Medical Officer in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the CDC gave the following statement, “Any US hospital that is following CDC’s infection control recommendations, and can isolate a patient in a private room,‎ is capable of safely managing a patient with Ebola virus disease.”

Sam Bergman, CEO of Rolyn, commented, “Healthcare facility managers, risk managers, and infection control professionals need to plan ahead and be prepared to deal with this Ebola crisis. Rolyn is prepared and equipped to help our clients combat the spread of Ebola.”

Deadly human Ebola outbreaks have been confirmed in the following countries: United States, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gabon, South Sudan, Ivory Coast, Uganda, and the Republic of the Congo (ROC). In July 2014, as the Ebola epidemic expanded in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, an air traveler brought Ebola to Nigeria. According to the World Health Organization, “there is no specific treatment or vaccine,” and the fatality rate can be up to 90%.

If you suspect your facility has been exposed to the Ebola virus, immediately contact the CDC and your State’s Department of Health.

About Rolyn

Rolyn Companies, Inc. is an award-winning, privately-held, full-service disaster recovery, restoration, decontamination, and remediation firm headquartered in Rockville, MD. For over 35 years, Rolyn has successfully completed projects for commercial, hospitality, industrial, government, educational, multifamily, and healthcare facilities.

For more information please visit http://www.rolyncompanies.com.

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Oak Ridge Investments, LLC Announces 100% Employee Ownership and Mutual Fund Reorganization, Eyes Acquisitions

Chicago investment manager focuses on goal of meaningful growth.

CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

Oak Ridge Investments, LLC is pleased to announce that, effective October 17, 2014, the Firm is now 100% employee owned.

On June 2, 2014, Oak Ridge Investments signed a definitive agreement to repurchase the 49% stake in the Firm sold to Pioneer Investments in 2005. The repurchase was funded internally by Firm employees and will result in broad-based, 100% employee ownership – a tremendous vote of confidence in our future!

Oak Ridge Investments also received mutual fund board authorization to reorganize the Pioneer Oak Ridge Small Cap Growth Fund and the Pioneer Oak Ridge Large Cap Growth Fund into two new mutual funds with Oak Ridge Investments as investment advisor. On September 30, 2014 we received approval from the majority of shareholders of the mutual funds to reorganize, as of October 17, 2014:

  • Oak Ridge Small Cap Growth Fund, advised by Oak Ridge Investments, retaining its 20+ year performance track record
  • Oak Ridge Large Cap Growth Fund, advised by Oak Ridge Investments, retaining its 15+ year performance track record

David M. Klaskin, Founder, CEO and CIO said: “In our 25th year, returning to 100% employee ownership recognizes the on-going success of our franchise and positively impacts our ability to expand our investment strategy offering, by attracting seasoned investment professionals to our business philosophy, employee ownership culture and disciplined approach to investment management. The independence and energy from becoming 100% employee owned has added tremendous momentum to our professional culture.”

According to David J. Gaspar, COO, “The Pioneer fund reorganization was an intense transitional effort that underscored the strength of our working relationships with Pioneer Investments, UMB Fund Services, other business partners, and most of all, the financial intermediaries that distribute our funds. We believe extending quality client service and operational strength through our talented people and superior technology will lead to an exciting period of growth.”

Neil A. Cummins, Chairman, said: “First and foremost, our firm remains committed to the goal of delivering superior, risk-adjusted investment performance to our investors. Our business is focused on the strength of our portfolio management, distribution and infrastructure to promote the competitive performance of our investment strategies and ensure broad client participation encompassing broker-dealers, RIAs, family offices, private banks, institutions, retirement plans and insurance sub-advisory. Having increased our professional group across all areas of focus, we believe the Firm is positioned for substantial growth in existing strategies as well as expansion through manager lift-out and acquisition.”

Our 25th year has been evolutionary in many respects, guided by our mission statement, in every decision:

Oak Ridge Investments endeavors to provide disciplined, superior, long-term, risk-adjusted investment performance for individual and institutional investors through select, actively managed strategies. Our professionals always place the interests of our clients first and serve them with passion and integrity.

CONTACT: Phil Callahan, Head of Distribution & Marketing, 312-857-7034, pcallahan(at)oakridgeinvest(dot)com

Equity securities, such as common stocks, are subject to market, economic and business risks that may cause their prices to fluctuate. Investments made in small capitalization companies may be more volatile and less liquid due to limited resources or product lines and more sensitive to economic factors.

Before investing you should carefully consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other information is in the prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by calling 855-551-5521. Please read the prospectus carefully before you invest.

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Westmoreland to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Live on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Englewood, CO / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2014 / Westmoreland Coal Company (NASDAQ:WLB) will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results of the third quarter 2014, to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.
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StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, October 23, 2014

PORTLAND, OR / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2014 / StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:SFG) will host a conference call to discuss the results of the third quarter 2014, to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time.
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Socket Mobile to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Live on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Newark, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2014 / Socket Mobile, Inc. (OTC:SCKT) will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results of the third quarter 2014, to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time.

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Materion Corporation to Host Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast Live on Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mayfield Heights, OH / ACCESSWIRE / October 22, 2014 / Materion Corporation (NYSE:MTRN) will host a conference call and live webcast to discuss the results of the third quarter 2014, to be held Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM Eastern Time.

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Exact Data Appends its Veterans Mailing Lists in Latest Data Update

The direct marketing firm executes its latest data update and adds records to its veteran mailing lists.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014

Exact Data performs its most recent data update to add records to its mailing lists. For its current update, the Chicago company increases its number of veteran mailing list records to give clients a larger pool of qualified leads to choose from.

Given the present state of political affairs and the conversation of veteran care, reaching out to this specific group has become a priority for employers, health care providers, and other consumer businesses. Identifying the need to reach out to this group, Exact Data expanded its veteran-focused mailing lists to include more email addresses, phone numbers, and postal addresses.

Examples of the kind of records available for veteran mailing lists include:

-Veterans by branch

-Wounded veteran donors

-Decorated heroes

“Our monthly data updates allow us to add records to individual mailing lists. We can focus on a particular segment and increase the amount of contacts, optimizing lists and deliverability,” says CEO Larry Organ.

The company offers mailing lists that can be used for email marketing, telemarketing and direct mail marketing. Each update adds records to all three forms of mailing lists.

To learn more about the company’s veterans mailing lists, call (877) 440-3282 or email Exact Data at info(at)exactdata(dot)com.

About Exact Data

Exact Data is a Chicago-based multi-channel marketing company with regional offices across the United States. The company offers integrated marketing services including B2B and B2C lists containing postal, email, and telephone contacts, data append and hygiene services, as well as pay-per-click social media advertising.

Exact Data was founded in 2001 and operates as a subsidiary of Exact Data LLC. For more information, email info(at)exactdata(dot)com or call (877) 440-3282.

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