Business News Archive - June 25, 2008

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "PM Dung Meets US Groups' Leaders"] Washington D.C. (VNA) -Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with a delegation from the American Society of Employers in Washington D.C.

By Beth L. Jokinen, The Lima News, Ohio Jun. 25--PERRY TOWNSHIP -- Perry school employees are getting a raise, but they will also for the first time have to pay a little for health care.

By Barbara Carmen, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--A second-story floor is cracked and a crane is holding up a steel supporting column at Huntington Park after a concrete footer sank over the weekend, causing an undetermined amount of damage to the new home of the Clippers.

Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM), a leader in digital media processing and wireless system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for consumer electronics, and Advanced Communications Co., Ltd (Adcom), a Japanese communications technology company, today announced that Sigma's highly integrated SMP8654 media processors will be used to power Advanced Communications' IPv6 set-top boxes (STBs) currently being deployed by major telecom companies, cable providers, hotels, convenience stores, restaurants, and Karaoke centers throughout Japan.

By Vicki Lee Parker, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jun. 25--SAS is going solar. The software company announced Tuesday that it will build the state's largest solar power farm on its Cary campus and sell the energy to Progress Energy.

Text of report by Jeff Otieno entitled "Power output to be raised" published by Kenyan privately-owned newspaper Daily Nation website on 25 June; subheading as published An additional 2,000 megawatts will be added to the national grid in the next 10 years to meet the growing demand for energy, President Kibaki said on Tuesday.

Text of report by privately-owned Tajik Avesta website on 25 June Dushanbe, 25 June: The Lolazor-Khatlon high-voltage power line [as published] with the capacity of 220 kW has been put into operation with the participation of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, the centre for implementing energy projects under the Tajik government has told the Avesta [news agency].

Gordon Brown added his voice to a chorus of global leaders calling for production hikes in an effort to stave off debilitating, oil-inspired inflation at a global energy summit in Jeddah at the weekend.

All around the globe, the rising cost of oil is biting hard. Europe has been hit by protests. In America, drivers are dismayed at paying the equivalent of pound(s)2 a gallon, a level we reached long ago in Northern Ireland.

By Ross Lydall The transmission system was built to distribute energy from coal- fired power stations. It cannot cope with new sources SOME days there's just too much going on. Such was the case last Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.