Business News Archive - September 07, 2009

LONDON, September 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At midday on Wednesday 16th September 2009 Reva Electric Car Company (REVA) will be unveiling two new M1 classified electric cars at the 63rd Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090907/358448 ) The REVA NXR is a four-seat, three-door hatchback family car suitable for urban driving that can be ordered at the show, with production scheduled to commence at the beginning of 2010. The showcar, REVA's model for 2011, is the REVA NXG; a sporty two-seater with a targa roof that was designed by Dilip Chhabria of the internationally renowned automotive design company DC Design. Another world-first for REVA at The IAA is the launch of REVive, a technology unique to REVA that addresses 'range anxiety' and acts like an invisible reserve fuel tank.

ABERDEEN, Scotland, September 7 /PRNewswire/ -- A new recruitment site designed specifically for the oil and gas industries is set to revolutionise traditional employment resources and searching.

LONDON, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by EDA (European Defence Agency) and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) requirements, Europe's armed forces continue to upgrade and expand their defence systems.

China's top 500 companies earned a net of $170.6 billion in 2008, outperforming their U.S.

CHICAGO, September 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OAG, the leading provider of global airline data and intelligence, has developed a prototype to assist health organizations and government agencies in preparing their strategies to combat the spread of pandemic diseases, including the H1N1 virus and other flu strains. The tool will allow responsible government departments and health organizations to visualize and model in elapsed time: - How a disease can spread from any single airport in the world, on any day within the future schedules time-frame - Which cities and airports could be alerted of potential impact as elapsed time from original departure time increases - Which carriers should be alerted at down-line connection points - Which carriers may already be impacted - How many (maximum) passengers could be exposed to a disease as time passes John Weber, Senior Vice President, OAG Aviation, said: "The world is now truly a global villa

British chocolate maker Cadbury PLC Monday said it rejected a $16.7 billion merger offer from U.S.

ZURICH, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- SVOX, the leading provider of embedded speech solutions, today announced that IAA SVOX Forum 2009 will take place on the grounds of 63rd International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main on 21-22 September, according to company's CEO Martin Reber.

Against all odds, organized labor managed to make new inroads during the economic upheaval of the past year, new findings from UCLA's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) suggest.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.