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2009-12-29 12:32:00

U.S. Chamber Campaign Puts Small Business Stories on the Silver Screen WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) announced the launch of a movie trailer in Albany, NY as part of its nationwide Faces of Lawsuit Abuse public awareness campaign, which aims to show how abusive lawsuits affect small businesses and workers in very real ways. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/USCHAMBERLOGO) "We are bringing these stories...

2009-10-26 10:39:00

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVGI) will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss third quarter 2009 results on Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. ET. The Company will issue an earnings announcement prior to the conference call. Mervin Dunn, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chad M. Utrup, Chief Financial Officer, will recap the third quarter 2009 earnings. To participate, dial (888) 680-0878 using access...

2009-09-18 13:38:28

The men who created Talk Like a Pirate Day in Albany, Ore., say the idea began as a string of pirate insults and grew to become a worldwide celebration. Matt Cap'n Slappy Summers, 46, who still lives in Albany, and John Ol' Chumbucket Baur, who now lives in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, said Talk Like a Pirate Day, which falls on Saturday, began in 1995 as pirate-style bantering on an Albany racquetball court, CNN reported Friday. We just grew up in a time and place where we saw the wrong...

2009-07-26 15:06:04

Promoters of a Face 2 Face concert in Albany, N.Y., say the event was postponed after singer Billy Joel came down with flu-like symptoms. The event promoters told the Albany Times Union on Saturday that Joel's illness resulted in his Albany show with singer Elton John scheduled for Monday being postponed to an undetermined date. A Face 2 Face concert in Buffalo, N.Y., that was scheduled for Friday was also postponed to an undetermined date. The promoters told the Times until the new dates for...

2009-07-20 08:35:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Energy Resources (Pink Sheets: GRGR) has begun the export of woodchips from Albany, NY. The woodchips are used to generate renewable energy in Europe in place of traditional fossil fuels. The export of woodchips comes at an opportune time when loggers and saw mills have been hard hit by the economy and several regional power generators are not buying woodchips. The company plans to ship 30,000-60,000 tons monthly from the area,...

2009-07-13 07:30:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at the University at Albany, and Novellus Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVLS), a Silicon Valley-based provider of advanced process equipment for the global nanoelectronics industry, announced today that they have formed a $20 million partnership to conduct next-generation research and development in sub-22nm semiconductor manufacturing technology. As part of the agreement, Novellus will install...

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2009-05-09 18:58:21

Jimmy Fallon, the late-night television host, received a college degree Saturday, 14 years after he dropped out of the College of St. Rose in New York State. The college awarded Fallon both an earned B.A. and an honorary doctorate, WXXA-TV in Albany reported. He joined 1,867 other new graduates for the ceremony in Albany, N.Y. Fallon moved to Los Angeles in 1995, when he was only a semester away from graduating, so he could be there during the television pilot season. While the college did...

2009-05-07 07:21:00

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVGI) announced today that it will hold its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. The meeting will be held at the Company's corporate headquarters located at 7800 Walton Parkway, New Albany, OH 43054. Details of the meeting and proxy materials were mailed on or about April 3, 2009, to stockholders of record as of Wednesday, March 18, 2009. This meeting...

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2009-04-29 11:40:12

The owner of the Albany Firebirds says his team's contract offer to Michael Vick has been rescinded and should not be taken seriously. That's a joke, Walter Robb told the Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union Tuesday night. Can you imagine him playing for $200 a week? While Vick is presumably entertaining offers as he awaits release from federal prison, $200 a week pales in comparison to the $130 million contract he once had, even with the $50 bonus for each win that sweetens the pot. The Firebirds...

2009-02-19 10:30:39

The team bus for the Albany River Rats professional ice hockey team crashed Thursday in Massachusetts, leaving three people injured, state police say. Jeff Daniels, the coach of the American Hockey League team, said those injured in the accident on the Massachusetts Turnpike were players and team employees, The Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union reported. While the names and conditions of the injured team members have not been released, the injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, he said. We...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.