Hisense Emerges as Formidable Technology Innovator at CES 2016

January 6, 2016

Showcases Innovative Display Applications Across Television, Connected Home and Medical Industries; Announces Largest Foray Into U.S. Market to Date LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire — Hisense took the stage at CES 2016 to announce the Company’s largest foray into the U.S. market to date, and to demonstrate innovations in display technology across the television, connected […]

Small Hydropower Market: Increasing Demand for Emission-free Electricity will Propel Market at 2.85% CAGR: Transparency Market Research

January 6, 2016

Albany, NY, According to a recent market research report published by Transparency Market Research, the global small hydropower market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 2.85% during the period between 2015 and 2023. The report, titled “Small Hydropower Market, by installed capacity – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast, 2015 – 2023”, projects the installed capacity of the global small hydropower market to reach 146.65 GW by 2023. The installed capacity of the overall market stood at 110.77 GW in 2014.

Browse Industry Research Report with ToC & Free Analysis: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/small-hydropower-market.html

Small hydropower or SHP offers an emission-free and efficient renewable source of electricity that can be used on-grid as well as off-grid. Small hydro is often constructed with the help of existing dams or built along a river. A small hydropower system constitutes of generators, transformers, turbines, and reservoirs. Small hydropower plants are well suited for rural areas where there is no large-scale infrastructure for electricity distribution and transmission. Growing demand for electricity generated from renewable resources has boosted the global small hydropower market.

Hydroelectric energy is the cleanest form of energy, as it does not release any harmful emissions. This has propelled the generation of hydroelectric energy across nations and, in turn, has fuelled the expansion of the global small hydropower market. Presently, hydropower accounts for about 20% of the total electricity supply worldwide. The upper limit for hydropower varies across countries. For example, in Canada, hydropower ranges up to 50 MW while in Brazil it ranges up to 30 MW. 10 MW total hydropower capacity is the general standard across the globe. However, the plant load factor and capacity utilization for small hydropower plants are high.

Browse Press Release:http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/pressrelease/small-hydropower-market.htm

The report studies the global small hydropower market across five key regions: Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and South and Central America. In 2014, Asia Pacific was the largest market for small hydropower and held a 70.3% market share. China leads the overall region in terms of number of small hydropower installations and total power generated from them, followed by India and Japan. The Chinese government has been promoting the installation of small hydropower by offering incentives and tax credits. Europe emerged as the second largest market for small hydropower in 2014.

Browse Market Research Blog:http://www.tmrblog.com/2016/01/global-small-hydropower-market-china-to.html

In Europe, Italy leads the market owing to well-structured policies and large funding for market development. North America was the third largest small hydropower market in 2014 with the U.S. and Canada as the leading countries. During the forecast horizon, the market in the Middle East and Africa is anticipated to grow rapidly owing to the growing demand for electricity across countries such as Nigeria, Egypt, and Kenya.

Describing the competitive landscape of the market, the report profiles some of the key players in the global small hydropower market, such as Voith GmbH, Ontario Power Generation Inc., ALSTOM, Siemens AG, AgderEnergi AS, StatKraft, Andritz Hydro GmbH, RusHydro, BC Hydro, and FortumOyj. The report offers insightful details about the key players including their financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

Global Small Hydropower Market has been segmented as:

Global Small Hydropower Market, by Region

North America


Asia Pacific

Middle East and Africa

South and Central America

Other Published Research Reports:

Biomass Power Generation Market: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/biomass-power-generation-market.html

Power Transmission Components Market:http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/power-transmission-components-market.html

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Wabtec Delivers Brake Equipment to Alstom for South African Transit Cars

January 6, 2016

WILMERDING, Pa., Wabtec Corporation (NYSE:WAB) has started deliveries of brake equipment to Alstom, which is building up to 3,600 transit cars for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). Under Wabtec’s contract, which is expected to generate revenues of at least $160 million over 10 years, it has provided 10 trainsets of brake systems for the cars, including brake control, bogie brakes and air generation.

Raymond T. Betler, president and chief executive officer of Wabtec, said: “This project expands our global product capabilities and footprint, provides aftermarket opportunities, and solidifies our presence in South Africa, where we are committed to growth. We’re also pleased to be working on this project with Alstom, a world leader in the supply of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. As other countries around the world invest in their transportation systems, Wabtec expects to continue to play an important role.”

The PRASA project is part of a program to modernize and expand its commuter rail system in response to increasing ridership. Each single-deck train, consisting of six cars, will have the capacity to carry more than 1,200 passengers and travel at up to 120 km/h initially with future potential for up to 160 km/h.

As part of the project, Wabtec and other suppliers will expand operations in South Africa significantly to meet localization requirements. Wabtec plans to increase its local employment to support the project and to use procurement initiatives designed to meet the Black Economic Empowerment policies of the South African Government. Wabtec also expects to work with training institutes to develop skilled technical workers and engineering technicians for the rail sector.

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, the South African joint venture[1] led by Alstom which is executing the contract, will establish a manufacturing, training and engineering site in Dunnottar, South Africa. The company expects the project to create more than 1,500 direct jobs in the factory and more than 8,000 indirect jobs through the supply chain over the life of the project.

Wabtec Corporation is a global provider of technology-based products and services for rail and industrial markets. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures a range of products for locomotives, freight cars and passenger transit vehicles. The company also builds new switcher and commuter locomotives, and provides aftermarket services. The company has facilities located throughout the world.


[1] Alstom: 61%; Ubumbano Rail: 30%; New Africa Rail: 9%


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Statement from President Jacob Zuma: Thank you to all South Africans for peaceful and happy holidays

January 3, 2016

As large numbers of our citizens make their way back to work from holidays in various parts of the country, President Jacob Zuma has thanked South African citizens and all in the country for ensuring a peaceful and joyous holiday period.

The summer holiday break ends today, 3 January and many people will return to work tomorrow, on the 4th of January 2016.

“I would like to thank all those who worked hard during the festive period. This includes the members of the South African Police Service who continue to work hard to keep all in the country safe and ensured visibility nationwide through Operation Fiela. We also acknowledge the hard work and long hours put in by the road and traffic authority staff as well as the emergency care workers and health professionals in hospitals and clinics. We also recognise and appreciate the contribution of staff in hospitality establishments. Most importantly, we thank all South Africans for extending a warm welcome to the many tourists who visit our country each year. The warmth and hospitality of the South African people and our top class establishments and facilities are some of the key selling points for our tourism industry. We thank all for the successful, joyous and peaceful holidays,’’ said the President.

He added that the road carnage indicated that more still needs to be done to promote road safety and to get our people to respect the rules of the road. “Traffic authorities will not win this battle alone. All road users must cooperate to make our roads safer”.

The President has urged all citizens to work together in 2016 to build a truly united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous South Africa.

Enquiries: Bongani Majola on 082 339 1993 or bonganim@presidency.gov.za

Les équipements de construction de XCMG en voie d’appuyer le projet ferroviaire entre la Chine et la Thaïlande

December 29, 2015

BANGKOK, 29 décembre 2015 / PRNewswire — XCMG, fabricant mondial de matériel de construction et d’exploitation minière s’est joint à la cérémonie officielle du lancement du projet de chemin de fer Chine – Thaïlande, cérémonie qui a eu lieu le 19 décembre à la gare de Chiang Rak Noi dans la province thaïlandaise d’Ayutthaya. Le […]

XCMG’s Construction Machinery on Track to Support China-Thailand Railway Project

December 29, 2015

BANGKOK, Dec. 29, 2015 / PRNewswire — Global construction and mining equipment manufacturer XCMG joined the official launching ceremony of the China-Thailand railway project that was held at Chiang Rak Noi Station in central Thailand’s Ayutthaya province on December 19. The high-speed railroad project spanning 845 kilometers through 10 provinces in Thailand will allow trains […]

Nanda Muruttettuwegama assumes duties as Lankapuvath Chairman

December 28, 2015

Dec 24, Colombo: The Incumbent Chairman of Sri Lanka Broadcasting   Corporation (SLBC) Attorney-at-Law and Legal Educationist, Mr. Nanda Muruttettuwegama assumed duties as the new Chairman of the Lankapuvath Ltd, the National News Agency of Sri Lanka on Wednesday (23). Expressing his views at the occasion, Mr. Muruttettuwegama stressed that he will do his utmost best […]

Mimecast Warns of Heightened Whaling Threat 55% of organizations see increase in whaling email attacks targeted at accounting and finance employees

December 23, 2015

Mimecast is today warning organizations of an increased prevalence of targeted whaling attacks.

Whaling attacks (also known as Business Email Compromise – BEC) use email sent from spoofed or similar sounding domain names, and appearing to be sent from the CEO or CFO, to trick accounting or finance users into making illegitimate wire transfers to cybercriminals. This type of targeted attack relies on a significant amount of prior research into a target organization to identify the victim and the organizational hierarchy around them.

According to Mimecast research conducted in December 2015*:

55% of organizations have seen an increase in the volume of whaling attacks over the last three months

Domain-spoofing is the most popular attack type (70%), while top-level domain squatting (e.g. mycompany.biz) is at 16%

Most whaling attacks pretend to be the CEO (72%), while 35% had seen whaling emails attributed to the CFO

Whalers also prefer Gmail accounts (25%) over Yahoo (8%) and Hotmail (8%)

Orlando Scott-Cowley, cyber security strategist at Mimecast, commented: “Cyber attackers have gained sophistication, capability and bravado over the recent years, resulting in some complex and well executed attacks. Whaling emails can be more difficult to detect because they don’t contain a hyperlink or malicious attachment, and rely solely on social-engineering to trick their targets.”

Social media provides attackers with much of the information they need to execute these attacks, especially when combined with wider insider research. Sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter provide key details that when pieced together, give a much clearer picture of senior execs in the target business.

Mimecast’s Whaling Protection Recommendations

Educate senior management, key staff and finance teams on this specific type of attack

Carry out tests within your own business. Build your own whaling attack as an exercise to see how vulnerable your staff are

Use technology where possible. Consider inbound email stationery that marks and alerts employees to emails that have originated outside of the corporate network

Subscribe to domain name registration alerting services so you are alerted when domains are created that closely resemble your corporate domain

Consider registering all available top-level domains (TLDs) for your domain, although with the emergence of generic TLDs (gTLD) this may not be scalable

Review your finance team’s procedures and consider revising how payments to external third parties are authorized

“The barriers to entry for whaling attacks are dangerously low. As whaling becomes more successful for cybercriminals, we are likely to see a continued increase in their popularity, as hackers identify these attacks as an effective cash cow,” added Scott-Cowley.

Mimecast data centers process approximately 180 million emails per day and its services help protect customers from a comprehensive range of email and data related threats, including spam, viruses and advanced spear-phishing attacks.

*Mimecast conducted a survey of 442 IT experts at organizations in the US, UK, South Africa and Australia in December 2015.

Download Mimecast’s whaling security advisory for a more detailed analysis, including a breakdown of how whaling attacks are conducted.

About Mimecast

Mimecast makes business email and data safer for more than 15,000 customers and millions of employees worldwide. Founded in 2003, the company’s next-generation cloud-based security, archiving and continuity services protect email and deliver comprehensive email risk management.


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