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Avantra Biosciences Launches Multiplex System for Faster, Easier Quantification of Cancer Protein Biomarkers

WOBURN, Mass. Jan. 26, 2011

The Angio Qx Immunoassay is a member of the Avantra QPDx™ biomarker detection product line for use with the Q400 Biomarker Workstation.  This platform consists of a completely self-contained immunoassay BioChip and instrument, for use in the automated measurement of key biomarkers.  

Avantra is currently working with leading experts and institutions on the development of additional biomarker panels directed at specific diseases with an emphasis in the field of oncology for research use only (RUO).  Avantra intends to seek regulatory approval for its assay technologies in the future.

The power and simplicity of Avantra's QPDx platform offers users a rapid, easy-to-use, high quality bench top quantitative multiplex protein assay platform with extremely low CVs and very little setup time.

Brian McKernan

About Avantra Biosciences Corporation

Avantra Biosciences is a privately held diagnostics company that has pioneered next-generation technology for protein biomarker analysis.  Initially focused on oncology, Avantra's integrated system enables scientists and clinicians to perform multiplex biomarker analysis for research use only (RUO) from their lab bench or clinical trial site.

www.AvantraBio.com

Copyright © 2011 Avantra Biosciences Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Industry’s Lowest Latency Scores Go to Force10 Networks’ 10 GbE Switch Based on Independent Benchmarking Study

SAN JOSE, Calif. Jan. 26, 2011

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Lippis and Ixia staged the comparative 10 GbE switch performance and power test to assist IT business leaders in purchase decisions and product differentiation.

Jim Smith

"Latency is fundamental to assuring a user's excellent experience. With east-west traffic flows making up as much as 80% of data center traffic, low latency requirements are paramount as every trip a packet makes between servers when responding to an end user's query adds delay to the response and reduces the user experience or revenue potential," said Lippis. "Our rigorous testing showed that Force10 has indeed placed great emphasis on minimizing latency as well as power/cooling costs in the construct of its architecture."  

Low Latency, High Performance a Must for Demanding Transactional Environments

In high-frequency trading (HFT), high-performance computing (HPC), and similar performance-sensitive environments, ultra-low-latency 10 GbE switching functionality, high performance and Layer 3 feature richness are critical to handling the huge volumes of bursty network traffic that represents millions of transactions each day.

The S4810 10/40 GbE ToR switch is purpose-built for applications in data center and computing environments that require the highest bandwidth and lowest latency. Leveraging a non-blocking, cut-through switching architecture, the S4810 delivers line-rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding capacity wi

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CGI REPORTS STRONG REVENUE AND EARNINGS GROWTH IN FISCAL Q1-2011

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GIB (NYSE)

Q1-F2011 year-over-year highlights:

  • Revenue of $1.12 billion, up 25.9% at constant currency;
  • Bookings of $1.2 billion, or 106% of revenue;
  • Adjusted EBIT of $158.5 million, up 32.7%;
  • Net earnings of $126.6 million, up 13.8%;
  • Net earnings margin of 11.3%;
  • Diluted EPS of 45 cents, up 21.6%;
  • Cash from operating activities of $95.2 million;
  • Backlog of $13.1 billion.

Note: All figures are in Canadian dollars. Q1-F2011 MD&A, financial statements and accompanying notes may be found at www.cgi.com/investor s and have been filed with both SEDAR in Canada and EDGAR in the U.S.

MONTREAL, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CGI Group Inc. (TSX: GIB.A; NYSE: GIB) reported fiscal 2011 first quarter revenue of $1.12 billion, an increase of 22.7% compared with the same period last year. Revenue on a constant currency basis was up 25.9% after adjusting for foreign exchange fluctuations which negatively impacted revenue in the quarter by $29.4 million, or 3.2% compared with the same period last year.  

Adjusted EBIT was $158.5 million compared with $119.4 million in the same quarter last year, an improvement of 32.7%. This represents an adjusted EBIT margin of 14.1% up from 13.1%

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Live Today: Virtual Event Dedicated to Cutting-Edge Trends in Implantable Medical Devices

LOS ANGELES Jan. 26, 2011 January 26, 2011 11am until 5pm Eastern time here

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11:00 am Eastern time Venkat Rajan medical implants implant design

This topic-specific, focused environment is available directly from virtually anywhere an attendee has computer online access.

Secant Medical Biotectix Microsemi Nusil Statek

registration

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Omnicom Group Agencies Awarded by Advertising Age

NEW YORK Jan. 26, 2011 Advertising Age

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BBDO and TBWA were named Standouts for proving they were among the best in the business at delivering the best work of the year to some of America's top brands.  

Los Angeles Creativity

TBWA and Colenso BBDO were also runners up for International Agency of the Year.

The magazine's A-List AOY awards honor top agencies that have improved client results and have proven innovation and enhanced results in their own businesses.

About Omnicom Group Inc.

www.omnicomgroup.com

SOURCE Omnicom Group Inc.

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DesignCon 2011: 4 Days, 14 Technical Tracks, 268 Speakers Come Together to Make Chip Design Easier

SAN FRANCISCO Jan. 26, 2011 January 31 February 4 Santa Clara Santa Clara, Calif. http://designcon.techinsightsevents.com/

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http://designcon.techinsightsevents.com/inbooth

David Blaza

February 1st 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. February 2nd 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. February 1

Sean Raman [email protected]

About UBM Electronics

UBM Electronics is the global leader in media and marketing solutions for the electronics industry. UBM Electronics delivers results for the key influencers and decision makers involved in the design, development and commercialization of technology through its market leading brands, peer communities and professional education services. More than 2.2 million engineering professionals engage with UBM Electronics brands which include EE Times, EDN, EDN China, EDN Asia, EDN Japan, Design News and Test & Measurement World, TechOnline, Designlines and Embedded.com across the globe

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General Dynamics Reports Strong Performance for Fourth Quarter 2010

FALLS CHURCH, Va. Jan. 26, 2011 $729 million $1.91 $618 million $1.58 $2.63 billion $6.82 $2.41 billion $6.20 $8.6 billion $32.5 billion

Margins

Company-wide operating margins increased to 12.5 percent for the fourth quarter, led by a 250-basis-point improvement in the company's Aerospace sector.  Margins also increased in the Marine Systems and Information Systems and Technology businesses and remained steady in Combat Systems.

Cash

$1.42 billion $2.99 billion $1.27 billion $2.62 billion

Backlog

$59.6 billion $244 million

$21.8 billion $81.3 billion

Jay L. Johnson

$7.00 to $7.10

Falls Church, Virginia www.generaldynamics.com

Certain st

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Remington Capital Radio Teaches Affiliate Partners How to Get CEOs to Return Voicemail Messages

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Jan. 26, 2011

Tony Parinello Remington Capital Radio

Andy Bogdanoff Remington Capital Radio

Speaking of every sales person's voicemail challenge, Parinello said, "You've got about eight seconds to capture the attention of your customer's top guy with your voice message, and that's a dreadfully long time if you're saying all the wrong stuff."

Parinello went on to say, "Those who go out to acquire business must have the skills, tactics, methodologies and thought process needed to reach by phone the customer's Very Important Top Officer.  I call him Vito," Parinello said. "Vito is the one with the ultimate veto power."

Parinello explained that phone messages must be carefully prepared in advance. "They must be clear, succinct and perfectly targeted so that whoever answers the phone knows there is a reason and a time to call back."

The first rule in creating a winning eight-second sales message, Parinello said, is "to treat whoever picks up the phone as if it were the CEO." Parinello then explained the five statements that must be made within eight seconds to ensure the best chance of a returned call:

  • You must immediately repeat the name of whoever answers the phone.
  • You must then offer a brief pleasantry, such as, "Thanks for taking my call."
  • You must then say why you are calling - that
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Ford Accelerates Intelligent Vehicle Research, Creating ‘Talking’ Vehicles to Make Roads Safer

WASHINGTON Jan. 26, 2011

  • Ford is rapidly expanding its commitment to intelligent vehicles that wirelessly talk to each other, warning of potential dangers to enhance safety and flag impending traffic congestion to help improve the environment
  • Intelligent vehicles could potentially help in 81 percent of all police-reported light-vehicle crashes involving unimpaired drivers, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report
  • Ford is building the first-ever prototype intelligent vehicles that will tour the U.S. beginning this spring and will provide additional prototypes for the Department of Transportation's world-first research clinics expected to begin this summer
  • Ford is doubling its intelligent vehicle investment in 2011 and plans a new 20-member task force of scientists and engineers to explore the technology's broader possibilities

Ford is aggressively accelerating its commitment to wirelessly connected intelligent vehicles – known as vehicle-to-vehicle communications – becoming the first automaker to build prototype vehicles for demonstrations across the U.S., doubling its intelligent vehicle investment in 2011 and dedicating even more scientists to developing this technology.

Sue Cischke

An October National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report on the potential safety benefits of vehicle-to-vehicle communications estimates that intelligent vehicles could help in as many as 4,336,000 police-reported, light-vehicle crashes annually, or approximately 81 percent of all light-vehicle crashes involving unimpaired drivers. Experts say intelligent

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CreditCards.com: Weekly Credit Card Rate Report

AUSTIN, Texas Jan. 26, 2011

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The average is composed of 100 of the most popular credit cards in the country, including cards from dozens of leading U.S. issuers and representing every card category listed below. Introductory (teaser) rates are not included in the calculation. The average in all nine categories remained the same after banks left rates alone.

Rates for card categories tracked by CreditCards.com are listed below:

Credit Card Averages



Avg. APR

Last week

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LodgeNet Partners With WiFi Entertainment to Offer Interactive TV Service to Colombian Hotels

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. BOGOTA Columbia Jan. 26, 2011 Colombia

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Colombia Colombia

Peter Klebanoff

Alejandro Bernal

About LodgeNet

the United States www.lodgenet.com

About WiFi

Colombia Bogota Medellin Santa Marta Tunja and San Andres Island

LodgeNet and the LodgeNet logo are registered trademarks of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE LodgeNet Interactive Corporation

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Video from Euroleague Available on thenewsmarket.com: Caja Laboral – Lietuvos Rytas (86-89) Game Highlights for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 2

NEW YORK Jan. 26, 2011

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Spain

About thenewsmarket.com

thenewsmarket.com delivers free broadcast- and streaming-quality video and multimedia content directly to media around the world, 24/7. More than 25,000 media outlets in 190+ countries use thenewsmarket.com, including the AP, BBC, CNBC, CNN, France 24, N24, nytimes.com, RAI, TVE, ZDF and a lot more.  

http://www.thenewsmarket.com

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Story Id: 21391

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Bosch Back on Clear Course for Growth

STUTTGART Germany Jan. 26, 2011

  • 47.3 billion euros
  • Pre-tax result within target corridor of between 7 and 8 percent of sales
  • Germany
  • Associates worldwide to receive anniversary bonus
  • Global upswing expected to continue

47.3 billion euros 38.2 billion euros Franz Fehrenbach 1.2 billion euros April 14, 2011

Asia Pacific 10-billion-euro

North America

Asia Pacific 10 billion euros South America

Europe Germany

Double-digit growth for all business sectors

28 billion euros 21.7 billion euros 5.1 billion euros 6.5 billion euros 500 million euros 12.5 billion euros <span

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Fewer Workers Age 60 and Up Postponing Retirement, Finds New CareerBuilder Survey

CHICAGO Jan. 26, 2011 between November 15 and December 2, 2010

More than one-in-four (28 percent) mature workers age 60 plus plan to retire within the next two years, while 27 percent are planning to retire in three to four years, and 18 percent in the next five to six years. Sixteen percent estimate it will be seven years or more before they can stop working, while one-in-ten workers (10 percent) don't think they'll ever be able to retire.

The primary drivers for postponing retirement are financial restraints, as indicated by 65 percent of respondents, and the need for health insurance and other benefits, as indicated by 58 percent of respondents. However, mature workers are staying on board at their companies for a variety of other reasons, including:  

  • Enjoy their job (39 percent)
  • Enjoy where they work (36 percent)
  • Fear retirement may just be boring (26 percent)
  • Enjoy feeling needed (14 percent)

Rosemary Haefner

PrimeCB.com, CareerBuilder's job site for mature workers, offers tips for workers who are facing retirement decisions:

Get the facts –

Consider part-time work –

Leverage your knowledge

Survey Methodology

between November 15 and December 2, 2010

About CareerBuilder®

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