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Mazda's little big car
August 30, 2014
Small doesn't necessarily mean being thin on style, equipment and ability, as the all-new Mazda2 amply demonstrates, observes Dave Moore . -------------------- 2015 MAZDA2 Drivetrain: Transverse front-mounted front wheel drive 1496cc direct injected 16 valve DOHC four. Six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Outputs: Max 81kW at 6000rpm, 141Nm at 4000rpm, 4.9-5.2L/100km, 114-121g/km CO2. Performance: Maximum speed (with limiter) 188kmh (manual), 184kmh (automatic). Estimated zero-100kmh 10.2 seconds.

SMIC selected in "Mainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award"
August 29, 2014
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporations ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) the largest and most advanced foundry in Mainland China, announced today, it was selected by Hong Kong Yazhou Zhoukan Limited in the FourthMainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award, and won the High-Tech Enterprise Award due to its exceptional business operations and outstanding performance. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited was founded in 1987 in Hong Kong, covering matters on economics, political and social culture, which caught the attention of the Chinese worldwide. TheMainland Enterprises Listed in Hong Kong Ranking Award selects Mainland Enterprises listed inHong Kong that has the best performance and is recognized by the market. Yazhou Zhoukan Limited's research department makes its decisions on the rankings based on audited data from the companies. To pick out the best performing companies from each industry, the market value, turnover and growth, net profit and net profit growth, total assets, as well as level of awareness and influence in the international capital market were all examined. SMIC has shown excellent financial performance such as 9 quarters of consecutive profit, gross profit margin, and net income. Additionally, in recent years, growth rate far exceeded industry standards, and corporate social responsibility has been fulfilled by actively carrying out environmental protection and charity work, to get into the final list and win theHigh-Tech Enterprise Award.

China supplier denies child labour claims
August 29, 2014
A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics and Lenovo Group said on Thursday it had never hired child labourers, denying allegations by a US-based activist group. Samsung Electronics also said it had found no children or students working on the Samsung production line at the Huizhou-based factory of supplier HEG Technology, which was cited as violating China's labour laws by the New York-based watchdog China Labor Watch.

Kasugamycin; Pesticide Tolerances
August 29, 2014
Office of the Federal Register has issued the following notice: Action Final Rule.Summary This regulation establishes a tolerance for residues of kasugamycin in or on fruit, pome. Arysta LifeScience North America, LLC (Arysta LifeScience), requested a number of tolerances under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) which are addressed in this document.Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? B. How can I get electronic access to other related information? C. How can I file an objection or hearing request? II. Summary of Petitioned-For Tolerance III. Aggregate Risk Assessment and Determination of Safety A. Toxicological Profile B. Toxicological Points of Departure/Levels of Concern C. Exposure Assessment D. Safety Factor for Infants and Children E. Aggregate Risks and Determination of Safety IV. Other Considerations A. Analytical Enforcement Methodology B. International Residue Limits C. Revisions to Petitioned-For Tolerances V. Conclusion VI. Statutory and Executive Order Reviews VII. Congressional Review Act List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 180 PART 180—[AMENDED] Tables Back to Top

Canada Job Vacancy Night Shift Supervisor
August 29, 2014
Canada Public Service Commission has issued the following Job Opportunity: Night Shift SupervisorLED Roadway Lighting Limited Job Location: Amherst LED Roadway Lighting Limited (LRL) is a leading designer and manufacturer of LED (light-emitting diode) based street and area lighting fixtures. Our mission is to provide the most energy efficient and maintenance-free outdoor LED lighting solutions; helping our customers save money and improve their lighting with a positive impact on the environment. LRL currently has more than 300 utility, municipal, and commercial clients in over 30 countries. For further information please visit our website www.ledroadwaylighting.com.

US Contract Notice: Department of the Air Force Issues Solicitation for "Semiconductor Research"
August 29, 2014
Department of the Air Force, Air Force Materiel Command Officer has issued requirement for "Semiconductor Research." Solicitation no. FA8601-13-T-0151 Posted on: August 29, 2014

IN BRIEF
August 29, 2014
ELECTRONICS Invitations out for unveiling of newest Apple products CUPERTINO, Calif. - Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. True to its secretive nature, Apple isn't giving any clues about what's on the Sept. 9 agenda. BANKING

-MStar to Include Cryptography Research's CryptoFirewall Security Core in Connected TV Chips
August 29, 2014
ENP Newswire - 29 August 2014Release date- 28082014 - San Francisco, Calif. and Hsinchu, Taiwan - Cryptography Research, the security division of Rambus (NASDAQ:RMBS), today announced that MStar Semiconductor, Inc., a leading semiconductor company for display and digital home solutions, has licensed the Cryptography Research CryptoFirewall security core for integration into its connected TV solution chips.

SoftBank's first Sony smartphone deal takes aim at U.S. market
August 29, 2014
Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

NEC LCD Technologies Announces 5.5-Inch LCD Enabling Vivid Color Display Even in Bright Sunlight
August 29, 2014
India, Aug. 29 -- NEC LCD Technologies, Ltd. today announced that sample shipments of its new 5.5-inch (14cm-diagonal), quarter video graphics array (QVGA), amorphous silicon, thin film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) module, part number NL3224BC35-22, will commence in June 2005. This is the first module introduced by NEC LCD Technologies that features its newly developed Super-Transmissive Natural Light TFT (ST-NLT) technology. This new technology delivers vivid colors even in direct sunlight.


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