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Top DOE Official to Tour Wind Industry Manufacturing Companies in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by U.S. Dept of Energy   
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:42

Top U.S. Energy Department Official to Tour Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company in Des Moines., and ACCIONA Wind Turbine Generator Assembly Plant in West Branch


Under Secretary of Energy(Acting) David Sandalow to Call for Clean Energy Tax Credits Extensions to Help U.S. Companies Win the Global Clean Energy Race

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, July 25, 2012, Under Secretary for Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, David Sandalow will travel to Des Moines, Iowa to tour Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company and ACCIONA Windpower’s wind turbine generator assembly plant in West Branch, Iowa. While there, he will highlight the need to extend clean energy manufacturing tax credits and support the continued growth of clean energy industries in Iowa and in the nation.

“Iowa is one of our nation’s top wind energy producers.  It is critical that Congress extend the Production Tax Credit for wind energy to protect jobs in Iowa and around the country,” said Under Secretary Sandalow.

Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company - is a   manufacturer of protection and control switchboards, medium voltage switchgear and turnkey control centers.  These products are used in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power.  The company serves the electric utility industry throughout the nation.   More than 22 percent of their business’s gross sales come from power control systems for the wind industry.

ACCIONA Windpower – ACCIONA Windpower produces wind turbines using proprietary technology.  The Company markets 1.5 MW and 3.0 MW wind turbines that have been installed on 5 continents. At its West Branch assembly plant, the Company sources over 80% of its components from domestic suppliers. ACCIONA Windpower is a subsidiary of ACCIONA S.A., a company that ranks among the world’s leading sustainability-focused businesses active in renewable energy, critical infrastructure and water services.

President Obama has called for the extension of clean energy tax credits to ensure the U.S. leads the world in manufacturing the clean energy technologies of the future.  In addition, the President has made clear that investing in energy, innovation and American infrastructure are critical for creating high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and building an American economy that lasts.

Des Moines

WHAT

Tour and  Press Availability of Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company

WHO

Under Secretary for Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, David Sandalow

President Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company, Fred Buie

 

WHERE

Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Company

2511 Bell Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50321

WHEN

9:30 AM CDT

RSVP

Media wishing to attend should contact Steven Thai at (202) 586-4940 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

West Branch

WHAT

Tour and  Press Availability of ACCIONA Windpower North America

WHO

Under Secretary for Energy (Acting) and Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs, David Sandalow

CEO of ACCIONA Windpower, Jospeh Baker

WHERE

ACCIONA Windpower North America

601 Fawcett Drive

West Branch, IA 52358

WHEN

12:30PM CDT

RSVP

Media wishing to attend should contact Steven Thai at (202) 586-4940 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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The Next-Gen Firewall: 10 Essential Requirements PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Resource Report   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 14:44

Application control is an increasingly critical part of network security. Much has been said about bringing application visibility and control into network security to prevent applications from slipping by traditional port-based firewalls. A next-generation firewall is a different and revolutionary class of product that solves the problem. But with so many network security vendors selling similar functionality, how do you know if you're getting the real deal? Read this report to learn more about the different capabilities of different products on the market, and to find out the 10 things your next-generation firewall must do.

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The Future of IT: Integration, Coordination, & Simplification PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cloud Central   
Thursday, 12 July 2012 12:53
Faced with hordes of diverse mobile devices and buried under mountains of unstructured data, the future of IT was looking pretty bleak for a while there. With 70% of funds being used to prop up the status quo, it seemed that the center would not hold. Luckily, there is a new hope for data center management and it’s called Pureflex. Read on to find out how IBM is changing the game and saving IT from itself.

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Genesis Is Most Wired For 9th Straight Year PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Craig Cooper   
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:59

DAVENPORT, Iowa – July 10, 2012 -- The health professionals providing patient care at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus have education, experience, critical-thinking skills and one more important tool.

That additional tool is a laptop and software that allows the provider to enter care instructions, medication orders and patient history into a record that can be shared between providers with limited use of handwriting and paper.

Handwriting can be difficult to read and paper can be misplaced. Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) reduces both of those concerns to help Genesis provide a safer patient experience with quality outcomes.

Now fully implemented at Illini Campus and in the process of being fully implemented throughout in Genesis Health System, CPOE is one of the advancements that helped Genesis be recognized as one the nation's 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems for the ninth consecutive year.

The 100 Most Wired are named by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine based on the use of information technology to accomplish key goals, including safety and quality objectives.

Genesis Health System is the only Iowa hospital or health system to be recognized as a 100 Most Wired for nine consecutive years.

“Genesis is well ahead of most health care organizations in the country in its use of technology to benefit our patients,'' said Rob Frieden, Vice President of Information Services, Genesis Health System. “The technology implemented by Genesis in recent years has resulted in fewer medical errors, improved safety and quality of care for patients and has created efficiencies to help us control costs.

"Genesis is moving toward a seamless approach to medical records, which makes health care safer, more convenient and less stressful for patients.''

A highlight within Genesis over the past year is that all physicians admitting patients at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus now are using CPOE.

"Illini is the test tube baby for Genesis when it comes to CPOE, but we're getting better and the process is getting easier. We're making reasonable progress,'' said Dr. Peter Metcalf, a pediatrician with Genesis Health Group who is also Vice President for Medical Affairs at Illini. "It has taken a long time, and it is quite a task but over the long-term, the benefits will be worthwhile.

"We will eliminate all paper records, will move away entirely from handwritten orders and we will be sharing patients records between providers both within Genesis and outside of Genesis. It is a major undertaking that will require years of refining, but every health care organization in the country is headed in the same direction.''

Physicians within Genesis Health Group are also advancing toward 100 percent use of electronic medical records. By using electronic records, patient records are more easily shared across the system.

For the past 14 years, the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study has been conducted annually by Hospitals & Health Networks. The benchmarking studies ask hospitals to report their uses of information technology in five areas: safety and quality, customer service, business process, workforce, and public health and safety. Every hospital in the U.S. is invited to participate.

The nation’s 100 Most Wired hospitals and health systems demonstrate better outcomes in patient safety, risk-adjusted mortality rates and other key quality measures through the use of information technology, according to analysis.

"Our focus is always patient safety and quality of care,'' Frieden said. "Will the new technology make our patients safer? Will it provide them with a better patient experience?

"And finally, will the new technology also create efficiencies for our caregivers and staff?'' Frieden said one of the goals within the system is to continue implementing information and medical technology throughout the system, including at Mercer County Hospital in Aledo, Ill., and Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

The 100 Most Wired winners are featured in the Summer edition of Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN) magazine.

About Genesis Health System
Genesis Health System, its affiliates and partners offer a full continuum of health care services in a 12-county region of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. Our affiliates include: acute and tertiary hospital care at Genesis Medical Center, Davenport and DeWitt, Iowa and at the Illini Campus in Silvis, Illinois; home health and hospice services through Genesis VNA and Hospice; Genesis Workplace Services, including occupational health, employee assistance program and wellness services for employers and their employees; the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House; senior living facilities offering rehabilitation and long-term care; Genesis Health Group, with more than 170 primary care physicians and specialists; the Genesis Quad Cities Family Medicine Residency Program; Genesis Psychology Associates; three Convenient Care clinics; and Genesis Home Medical Equipment. Partners include the Genesis Medical Park, Crow Valley and Spring Street Surgical Center, Davenport. Genesis Health System also manages Mercer County Hospital, Aledo, Ill., and Jackson County Regional Health Center, Maquoketa, Iowa. For more information, visit our Web site at www.genesishealth.com.

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Science on TV Boosting U.S. Fascination with Space, Spirituality PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ginny Grimsley   
Monday, 02 July 2012 14:49
Expert Points to Science-Validated Answers in Ancient Texts

Thanks to popular documentaries and programs like “Fearless Planet” and “Through the Wormhole” on TV’s Discovery and Science Channel, studying the universe is no longer reserved for academicians in lecture halls.

“Because filmmakers and producers have made it entertaining and present science in language everyone can understand, there’s an increased interest in the genesis of the universe, and its future,” says Sanjay C. Patel, (www.SanjayCPatel.com), author of God Is Real, a book that explores similarities between modern science and ancient cosmology.

What many people don’t realize, says Patel, is that ancient Indian yogis, Israelites and early Christians all agreed on the origins of life and the universe. Moreover, new studies indicate many of their ancient beliefs correspond with the findings of modern science
For instance, the scientific age of the universe is 13.7 billion years old, says Patel. When comparing this age to the Bible, if it is divided into six equal days spanning 2.28 billion years each, biblical Genesis’s timeline across all seven “days” suddenly corresponds with past and future episodes in our galaxy and Earth. In total, 21 major correspondences emerge.

One among them is the following timeline:

Science says: the Sun and moon formed about 4.6 to 4.5 billion years ago.

Bible says: On Day 4 – “God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.” This would be 4.56 billion years ago. (2 days or eons ago since we are currently at the beginning of day 7.)

Other interesting correspondences:

Science says: Volcanic fire scorched India about 118 million years ago. Nearby oceanic volcanoes submerged about 100 million years ago. These submarine volcanoes suck in seawater through cracks and pores and remove salt from the water. They then expel the desalinated water back into the ocean through hydrothermal vents.

Ancient Yogis said: Volcanic fire scorched India about 120 million years ago. Related volcanoes in the ocean south of India submerged about 117 million years ago. “The submarine Fire exists in the ocean. It drinks the seawater and removes its saltiness. It then expels the desalinated water from another opening.”

For those who believe 2012 marks an end – be it because of the Mayan Long Calendar’s end or some other prophecy – Patel offers this far-future convergence:

Science says: In about 2 billion years time, Earth will be so hot there will be no life on it. Volcanism will be common and the planet’s surface will be scorched by the fire of lava and sulfur.

Ancient Yogis said: In about 2.35 billion years time, there will be no life on Earth due to volcanic fire.

Bible says: in about 2.28 billion years – by the end of day 7 – life on Earth will end in volcanic fire and brimstone (sulfur).

Patel has found 121 points of agreement across 30 years of analysis and research based on expert translations of yoga literature dating back to 1500 B.C., biblical texts which date back to about 1000 B.C., and translations of the Talmud – an equally ancient biblical tradition.

“So many correspondences cannot be coincidence,” says Patel, whose research has appeared in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Marine Scientist in the United Kingdom.

About Sanjay C. Patel

Sanjay C. Patel studied theology, Sanskrit, ancient cosmology, advanced yoga and meditation techniques, among many other subjects, earning a degree in Divinity at the BAPS Swaminarayan Ashram in India. He continued studies of modern science and ancient spiritual texts for 30 years. His discoveries regarding the convergence of science and ancient texts were published in mainstream science journals and presented at the 22nd International Congress of History of Science in Beijing.

 
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