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Berkshire Hathaway company passionate about meeting the needs of customers

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

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 financia ... 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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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 infrastruct ... 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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GUILFORD, Conn - Wednesday, November 14th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME NewsWire)-- Defibtech, LLC, a designer and manufacturer of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and other resuscitation equipment, announced today that it has signed an agreement to be acquired by the Nihon Kohden Corporation, a Tokyo-based medical device company.

A significant expansion of technologies and capabilities

The integration of the two companies will create a strengthened force in the global AED market. Defibtech and Nihon Kohden have placed more than 360,000 AEDs throughout the world and expect that number to increase significantly. Defibtech plans to add to its reputation as an innovative and growing company in the AED market. In addition, Defibtech intends to accelerate its development of products targeting a number of other resuscitation markets.

“Defibtech will not only continue expanding its AED product lineup, but also plans to develop and market o ... Read more »
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MORRIS PLAINS, N.J - Wednesday, November 14th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE/ME NewsWire)-- Temptime Corporationannounced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorationswinner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dawn Smith, PhD., Temptime Executive Director, New Product Development, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Low-Cost Vaccine Vial Unit-Level Temperature Indicators that Display Cumulative and Peak Exposures to Heat”.

“As recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), Vaccine Vial Monitors (VVMs) currently used on vaccines distributed through United Nations procurement agencies such as UNICEF, and other organizations and governments, alert health care professionals in the field when vaccines may have been exposed to damaging heat to avoid administration of temperature-damaged vaccine to patients,” explains Dr. Smith. She continued, “The novel aspect of this application will ... Read more »
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SHENZHEN, China - Tuesday, November 13th 2012 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In October 2012, Renice released the world’s first native USB 3.0 SSD controller, as well as portable USB 3.0 SSDs ranging from 32GB to 512GB, at prices no higher than any SSD products in the market.

These SSDs, using Renice’s self-developed U3127-IT controller, have some unique features like AES-256 bit, power failure protection and write protection, etc, with a read/write speed up to 430MB/320MB/S.

This efficient storage tool comes with a size even smaller than a business card. It is also a gospel for Mac users, for Apple has included USB 3.0 port into their newly released Macbooks, Mac users can easily run Win 8 on Renice USB 3.0 SSD through the Windows To Go function, eliminating the trouble to install OS through the complex Boot Camp. Renice’s native USB 3.0 SSD is the best solution for Macbook and Windows To Go.

What is more, Renice also provides the life monitoring tool and ... Read more »
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LUXEMBOURG - Tuesday, November 13th 2012

(BUSINESS WIRE/ ME Newswire)-- SES (Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it has launched a new iPad application, showcasing the SES global fleet of 52 satellites and including over 150 footprints. Now available in the App Store, the app – SES Satellites - is designed by SES to engage its customers and enable them to easily locate the satellites covering their markets.

SES Satellites is the first satellite fleet iPad application with a search tool that displays satellite coverage based on one’s location and has an augmented reality view which allows customers to easily locate the position of SES satellites by holding and pointing an iPad toward the sky. Augmented reality view is a camera view of one's surroundings, enhanced with digital information. The iPad application also includes facts and figures of the SES satellites and high quality footprints.

“We are pleased to showcase our fleet and coverag ... Read more »
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