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AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Wednesday Nov 18, 2009


SYDNEY, Nov 18 /AsiaNet/ --


    AUTO SUMMIT...

   PUNE - Key executives from India's carmakers are meeting in Pune in two weeks time to address some of

the hard practical issues which constrain the growth of the country's automotive production capacity.




 

   SAVI UNWIREDPLANET...

   MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Building on its successful ISO 18000-7 licensing program, Lockheed Martin's

Savi today announced the launch of UnwiredPlanet, its next-generation patent licensing program with reduced

pricing and a broader portfolio of wireless sensor networking patents.





 

   BLANKET DELIVERY...

   ORCHARD PARK, New York - National Air Cargo and its sister company National Airlines today announced

both companies completed the first phase of "Operation Blanket Delivery", a collection and donation program

started in early October 2009 to benefit orphaned children in Afghanistan's capital city

Kabul.


 

   EF Education First to be Official Language Training Provider for 2014 World Cup in Brazil 

   SAO PAULO - Soccer is considered the world's most beautiful game. And EF Education First, the world

leader in international education, will make sure that to the ears of soccer fans headed to Brazil for the 2014

World Cup, English will be the world's most beautiful language.


 

   JUPITER STUDY...

   ORLANDO, Florida - JUPITER, which used CRESTOR 20 mg, is the first statin study to demonstrate a

reduction in the risk of cardiovascular events in women without established cardiovascular disease.


 

   GIGLE NETWORKS...

   REDWOOD CITY, California, BARCELONA and EDINBURGH - Gigle Networks, the leading developer of

intelligent multi-PHY switching devices for both wired and wireless entertainment-grade home networking,

today announced that it

has named Andreas Melder as vice president of business development.


 

   GIGLE SEMICONDUCTOR...

   REDWOOD CITY, Calif., BARCELONA and EDINBURGH - Gigle Semiconductor, the leading developer of

intelligent multi-PHY switching devices for both wired and wireless entertainment grade home networking,

today announces that it has changed its name to Gigle Networks.


 

   WIMAX GROWTH...

   CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts - The business segment in Africa and the Middle East should be the main

focus of WiMax operators as fixed WiMax's contribution to fixed business broadband subscriptions is expected

to more than quadruple by 2014, according to a new report from Pyramid Research, the telecom research arm

of the Light Reading Communications Network. 





 

   GENIVI ALLIANCE...

   TOKYO - The GENIVI Alliance, an industry association driving the development and adoption of an open In-

Vehicle Infotainment reference platform, today announced continued expansion of its membership with the

addition of five Japan-based companies -- 

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Alpine Electronics, Mitsubishi

Electric, Pioneer Corporation and Rohm CO, Ltd.


 

   HABITAT HUMANITY...

   CHIANG MAI - Indian superstar John Abraham joined Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn

Carter Work Project in Chiang Mai this week.


 

   ENERGY EFFICIENCY...

   BERLIN - The next round of the "Energy Efficiency Award" starts: Up to 7 February 2010, companies in

industry and trade that have achieved exemplary improvements in energy efficiency can enter the contest. The

award, with prize money totalling 30,000 euros, is offered by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH

(dena) - the German Energy Agency - in collaboration with Deutsche Messe and DZ BANK AG and forms part

of the Initiative EnergieEffizienz.



 

   FANNIE MAE...

   WASHINGTON, D.C.: Fannie Mae will redeem the principal amount of MTN and MTNR securities issues on

November 27, 2009 at a redemption price equal to 100 per cent of the principal amount redeemed plus

accrued interest.


 

   NXP SEMICONDUCTORS...

   SAN JOSE, California - NXP Semiconductors announces the following TechOnline Webinar:



distrib.cgi?s=1446&d=2958


distrib.cgi?s=1446&d=2958

 

   RIPE NCC...

   AMSTERDAM - The RIPE NCC, the Regional Internet Registry for Europe, the Middle East and parts of

Central Asia today launches How to Act Now, a resource to help business and government representatives

plan and execute IPv6 deployment.

 

   DESTINATION THERAPY...

   PLEASANTON, California - Thoratec Corporation, a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory

support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said that data released today from the

Destination Therapy pivotal trial for the HeartMate II left ventricular assist system demonstrate

that the device achieved statistically superior results over the HeartMate XVE, including survival at two years

while remaining free from disabling stroke or the need for reoperation to replace or repair the pump.



 

   SUCCESSION PLANNING...

   LOS ANGELES - The most recent Executive Quiz results released today by the Korn/Ferry Institute indicate

the majority of companies are not prepared for succession in the C-suite.



 

   HABITAT HUMANITY...

   CHIANG MAI - Action film star Jet Li, through his One Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity have signed an

agreement to work together in China's earthquake-torn Sichuan province in 2010 and in China's Yunnan,

Guizhou and Guangxi provinces in 2011.

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   ACONEX REFURBISHMENT...

   LONDON - Aconex, the world's largest provider of project collaboration solutions to the construction industry,

has been selected by home furnishing retailer IKEA to provide its service to the company's flagship store

refurbishment in Wembley, London.


 

   RETAIL THEFT...

   HONG KONG - The level of global retail theft reached US$114.8 billion in 2009, representing a significant

increase of 5.9% over last year's total of $104.5 billion, according to the third edition of the Global Retail Theft

Barometer. 



 

  

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS...

   MONACO - On the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, November 20, 2009,

one organization is prepared to support children by helping them to easily understand and access their natural

privileges. CyberDodo.org, a multi-platform, interactive, digital space for children,

championed by an animated Dodo, inspires, daily, young people and their adult guardians to protect the rights

of children. 

   CyberDodo.org


 

   MASTERCARD MONEYSEND...

   PURCHASE, New York - MasterCard Worldwide today announced that starting in 2010, MasterCard

customer financial institutions will have the capability to offer MasterCard cardholders money transfers from

any MasterCard or Maestro card to any other MasterCard or Maestro card.


 

   FOOD INGREDIENTS...

   FRANKFURT - Fi Europe 2009, the world's leading food ingredients event, opened its doors to industry

professionals from around the world in Frankfurt today.



 

   TAYLOR SWIFT...

   CLEVELAND - American Greetings today announced it's bringing one of entertainment's most gifted writers

and storytellers to the greeting card aisle! Taylor Swift has partnered with American Greetings Corp. and

secured yet another outlet for her creativity -- writing greeting cards.



 

   ASIAN ENERGY...

   SINGAPORE - Petrochina Co. Ltd. again took ninth place worldwide and maintained its leadership position

among Asian companies in the 2009 Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company rankings announced here last

evening. This year, 55 Asian companies from ten countries made it onto Platts' global roster, up from 50 five

years ago, but down from 59 last year.



 

   SOCIAL MEDIA...

   BEIJING - More than two-thirds of 132 public affairs professionals with responsibility for China believe that

opinions expressed in the social media have more influence over contemporary public policy than other media.

 

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