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2010-09-28 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Alexander Nikolayew, of Moorestown, New Jersey, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for his outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of engineering. ABOUT ALEXANDER NIKOLAYEW Mr. Nikolayew has had more than 35 years of experience in engineering. He is currently serving as a Civil Structural Architect with the Shaw Group, an engineering corporation that provides premier engineering, design, construction...

2010-08-25 12:30:00

BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AREVA and its subsidiary AREVA Med LLC announced today the formation of an advisory committee to support its rapid development. The committee is composed of five high-level scientists who will provide AREVA Med with strategic advice and scientific guidance in the field of Radioimmunotherapy using 212Pb manufactured by AREVA Med. The members of the AREVA Med Advisory Committee are: Darrell R. Fisher, Ph.D., Medical Physicist and Lead for the...

2010-08-11 07:47:00

LONDON and MOSCOW, August 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Luxoft Company, member of IBS Group Holding Ltd (IBSG.DE, IBSG.F), a leading global provider of advanced application and product development services, today announced the opening of its technical development centre in the UK. The new facility, located in Welwyn Garden City, near London, is a significant investment in the company's growth strategy and further expansion of its global delivery capabilities. The Luxoft...

2010-08-05 10:48:00

Case for Proposed EPR Reactor Grows Worse by the Week With Unresolved Safety Issues, Rising Costs and Doubts Raised by Former EdF CEO; Are U.S. Taxpayers About to be Stuck With "the Last Tickets for the Titanic"? WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A big red warning light started flashing for U.S. taxpayers in recent days amidst growing indications that the proposed Calvert Cliffs-3 reactor project -- the reported next-in-line recipient of a taxpayer-backed federal loan...

2010-07-20 07:00:00

MANSFIELD, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco Flow Control, a unit of Tyco International, today opened its Advanced Nuclear Testing & Development Facility, one of the largest testing facilities of this type in the world, in Mansfield, Massachusetts. The $25 million facility provides cutting-edge testing and manufacturing capabilities and is designed to help meet the world's growing nuclear power generation needs. The worldwide demand for nuclear power has prompted a rapid increase...

2010-07-01 10:00:00

Taxpayer-Backed Nuclear Loan Guarantees Make July 4th "Energy Non-Independence Day"; 2 of 3 Leading Loan Guarantees Candidates Have Major Foreign Ownership, Large Reactor Component Construction Jobs Are Overseas. WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The notion that taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for more nuclear power means energy independence in the United States is a hoax that could cost unwary U.S. taxpayers tens of billions of dollars while richly benefiting profitable...

2010-05-04 03:00:00

LONDON, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent research, Frost & Sullivan presents JEUMONT Electric with '2009 European Electric Motors in Nuclear Power Plant Applications Market Share Leadership Award'. The European electric motors market in nuclear power applications offers intense challenges that must be addressed to witness success. These include stringent governing policies, difficult customers that demand high levels of satisfaction and the need for quick responses to dynamic...

2010-04-26 14:06:00

PITTSBURGH, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by EDF-CIDEN (Engineering Center for Dismantling and the Environment) to provide reactor vessel (RV) dismantling services for the Chooz A nuclear reactor in France. The first of a three-reactor plant, Chooz A was shut down in 1991 after an operational life of 24 years. It will become the first pressurized water reactor (PWR) in France to be fully dismantled. Chooz units B1 and B2 remain...

2010-03-29 09:30:00

MARLOW, United Kingdom, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The LES Board of Managers today announced Gregory OD Smith has been named new President and Chief Executive Officer for LES and its URENCO USA uranium enrichment facility outside Eunice, New Mexico. The appointment is effective May 3, 2010. Smith currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nuclear Officer for URENCO USA (formerly the National Enrichment Facility). He replaces Reinhard Hinterreither, who has been appointed Chief...

2010-03-24 09:14:00

TOKYO and PITTSBURGH, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC today announced the formation of a new joint venture, Advance Uranium Asset Management, Ltd. (AUAM), that will strengthen Toshiba Group's capabilities in the nuclear front end business segments and enhance the extensive range of support services extended to utilities around the world. United Kingdom based AUAM will undertake uranium related transactions in the front end...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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