Business News Archive - May 04, 2009

OSLO, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ODS-Petrodata has recently revised its MSS Cost Index for field development projects based on a worsening outlook for the global economy, commodity prices and contractor margins. Global field development and pipeline construction investment, not including drilling, is expected to decline by 15 percent in 2009 relative to 2008, primarily linked to a reduction in project costs.

AMSTERDAM, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- - Dutch Manufacturer Produces the First Ever Luminous Flags The Dutch flag-maker Faber Flags has succeeded in producing flags that shine in the dark.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A majority of African countries is currently experiencing acute power shortages. This is leading to rolling blackouts and load shedding. Only 23 per cent of the region has access to electricity.

PASADENA, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Soldiers' Angels is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Gray as our first Director of Marketing, responsible for communicating the mission of Soldiers' Angels to the public at large and for streamlining the current fundraising process to make it cheaper, more effective, and more responsive to the hundreds of thousands of volunteer "Angels" across America and all over the world. Daniel has previously served as President or Vice-President at some of America's most prestigious marketing agencies and has created and executed fundraising plans for some of the highest grossing mail campaigns in the non-profit world. Additionally, he's the recipient of 27 marketing industry awards for creative talent, and is the author of a bestselling book, among other achievements.

Southern Favorite is Clean, Fresh, and Great Value AUSTIN, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With a nod to one of the South's favorite foods, Whole Foods Market (Nasdaq: WFMI) invites shoppers around the country to enjoy one-of-a-kind catfish that not only tastes sweet and mild, but is also the only catfish raised to meet the Company's strict aquaculture standards.

ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BVR Systems (1998) Ltd. (OTC: BVRSF), announced today, further to its announcement dated March 3, 2009, that Milestones Upgrading & Industries Company Ltd., an investment company managed by Messers.

HOUSTON, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialized Products Company, through its affiliate corporation, PulseTech Products, has been recognized as a 2009 Spotlight on New Technologies Award winner at the Offshore Technologies Conference (OTC). OTC, held May 4-7th in Houston, has recognized the Southlake, Texas-based company for its innovative work in battery maintenance, conditioning and charging through the development of the new SP-25 solar powered battery charging and maintenance system and the company's proprietary Pulse Technology. Specialized Products Company and its affiliate, PulseTech Products Corporation (www.pulsetech.com), is one of 14 technologies to be so recognized at the conference, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Rated at 1.6 amps, the 25-Watt SolarPulse(R) charges, maintains and de-sulfates all types of 12-volt lead-acid batteries including Standard, AGM and Gel types.

Electrostatic spraying technology provides a superior tool in the fight against Swine Flu. "It's not just what you spray, but how you spray a disinfectant that matters most," says Bruce Whiting of Electrostatic Spraying Systems, Inc.

ELKHART, Ind., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- All American Building Systems, LLC (AABS, allamericanbuildings.com), the major projects division of Coachmen Industries, Inc.

- The Company reports a 13-percent increase in net income for the quarter - Strong cash flow leads to $23.2 million reduction in short-term debt DOVER, Del., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) today announced a 13-percent increase in net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2009, compared to the same period in 2008.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.