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Curb Energy Consumption
(Family Features) Water heaters are energy intensive appliances. In fact, they are the second largest energy user in the home, and as they age, they become less efficient, requiring even more energy.

NCCN Foundation(R) Appoints Three New Representatives to Board of Directors
FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - November 20, 2015) - The NCCN Foundation® has appointed three new representatives to its Board of Directors: Heather Kopecky, PhD, MBA; Marc Samuels, JD, MPH; and Susan Stein, MPH

Graphite Corp. Announces Independent Study Confirming Company Battery Testing
Graphite Corp. (OTCQB: GRPH) (the "Company" or "Graphite Corp"), a company in the nanotechnology, graphene and energy storage sector as a commercializer of promising, disruptive nanotechnologies, announced that a recent third party independent test of Tubz's anode technology confirmed the results obtained by the Company and Rice University

Graphite Corp. Letter to Shareholders
Graphite Corp. (OTCQB: GRPH) (the "Company" or "Graphite Corp"), a company in the nanotechnology and energy storage sector as a commercializer of promising, disruptive nanotechnologies, has released a letter to shareholders discussing the Company's results since it switched its business model from graphite mining to nanotechnology commercialization in August 2014.

Predicitive Technology Group, Inc. (PRED) Retains Norman T. Reynolds Law Firm as Company's Securities Attorney
Predictive Technology Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: PRED) announces that it has retained the legal services of Norman T. Reynolds Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Reynolds has been practicing law for 50 years and specializes in securities law.

Element Global, Inc. (ELGL) Retains Norman T. Reynolds Law Firm as Company's Securities Attorney
Element Global, Inc. (OTC PINK: ELGL) announced that it has retained the legal services of Norman T. Reynolds Law Firm, P.C. Mr. Reynolds has been practicing law for 50 years and specializes in securities law.

The State Bar of Texas Intellectual Property Section Recognizes Dr. Chris M. Hymel, Signal Advance, Inc., as the 2015 Inventor of Year
During the Annual Meeting of the State Bar of Texas the Intellectual Property Section named Chris M. Hymel, Ph.D., Signal Advance Inc. (OTC PINK: SIGL) Founder and President, the 2015 Inventor of the Year. The selection criteria included the intellectual property (patents), contribution of the invention to society and the impact on Texas economy

EmployerDirect Appoints Shane Foss as Its Chief Operating Officer
EmployerDirect Healthcare, a leader in value-based healthcare for large employers with self-funded medical plans, is pleased to announce that Shane Foss has been appointed as the company's Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Foss brings 24 years of healthcare experience to his new role, where he will lead EmployerDirect's Provider Network and Care Coordinator teams.

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. Announces Retirements and New Appointments
Dorchester Minerals, L.P. (NASDAQ: DMLP) (the "Company") has appointed Bradley J. Ehrman to serve as its Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Ehrman, age 38, served as the Company's Engineering Manager from 2004 to 2011 when he was named Vice President of Operations. Mr

IBC Attending Advanced Materials Symposium Hosted by Texas A&M and Rice University
IBC Advanced Alloys Corp. (TSX VENTURE: IB)(OTCQX: IAALF), a leading advanced alloys and precision castings company, is attending an invitational materials symposium hosted by Texas A&M University, in collaboration with Rice University

MariaDB(R) Expands Veteran Leadership Team With New Vice President of Marketing
MariaDB Corporation, a leader in open source database solutions for high availability, scalability and performance, today announced the addition of Patty Nghiem as vice president of marketing

Paper Outlines Benefits of Ending U.S. Crude Export Ban, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- In a paper published in late March, Dr. Kenneth Medlock III of Rice University's James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy highlights many of the benefits that lifting the existing ban on crude oil exports would have for the U.S.

National Math Festival Announces Expanded Schedule of More Than 40 Free Events From Antarctic Adventure, Minecraft to the Ring of Fire
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) announced today many new featured presenters and an expanded schedule for the National Math Festival, to occur on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in several Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C.

America's First National Math Festival Comes to D.C. on April 18; Invites Families to Discover the Delight and Power of Mathematics in Daily Life
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - February 03, 2015) - Today, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) announced that the inaugural National Math Festival will take place in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

ENSERVCO Strengthens Board With Addition of Oil and Gas Executive Robert Herlin and Former Procter & Gamble Executive William Jolly
ENSERVCO Corporation (NYSE MKT: ENSV), a provider of well-site services to the domestic onshore conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries, today announced the appointment of two new board members -- oil and gas executive Robert Herlin and former Procter & Gamble executive William Jolly. Herlin and Jolly fill board positions previously held by Michael Herman and Gerard Laheney

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development Announces 2014 Winners From Texas A&M University
PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - September 25, 2014) - A team of students from Texas A&M University has won the 2014 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development. The winners were unveiled on September 23, 2014 at an award ceremony at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The top award received $40,000, second place was awarded $15,000, and third place was awarded $10,000

Siluria President and Co-Founder Steps Into New Role on Advisory Committee
Siluria Technologies, a pioneer in the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from clean and abundant natural gas, announced today that Alex Tkachenko, Ph.D., Siluria's co-founder, will step down as president and join the company's advisory committee. Other members of the advisory committee are Dr

Paciolan Announces Chris Del Conte as a Keynote Speaker at PACnet '15 Conference
Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing, fundraising and sales automation solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations, today announced that Chris Del Conte, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Texas Christian University (TCU) will deliver a general session keynote address at its annual PACnet community conference, to be held Feb

Drake Realty Group Announces Closing of New Development Site in Houston Museum District
Houston based Drake Realty Group, LLC represented Dallas based StreetLights Residential in the off-market site procurement, negotiation and successful closing of a premier infill core Museum District development site located at Highway 59 and Montrose Boulevard in Houston, TX. The Carter, a 20-story, 305 unit apartment tower, is currently under construction and expected to be complete in 2017.

Opponents of U.S. Crude Oil Export Ban Make Their Cases, an Industrial Info News Alert
Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- While most analysts are in agreement that no significant changes in regard to lifting the U.S. ban on most crude oil exports will be made before the November elections, those in favor of changing the 39-year-old law are increasingly enumerating and explaining the benefits of changing the policy to allow U.S

ZetrOZ, Inc. Announces $625,000 in Grant Funding to Study Wearable Sustained Acoustic Medicine (sam(R)) Technology for Lower Back Pain
ZetrOZ, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded federal and state grants to develop wearable sustained acoustic medicine (sam®) ultrasound technology and clinically evaluate the effectiveness of the non-invasive self-applied treatment for management of lower back pain and back pain caused by herniated discs of the spine.

Lynn L. Elsenhans named to Flowserve Board of Directors
DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2014 - Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced that its board of directors has elected Lynn L. Elsenhans as a member of the board. With the addition of Elsenhans, the Flowserve board increases to 12 members, 11 of whom are independent

Wucker Named Vice President of Studies for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 19, 2014) - Michele Wucker, president of the World Policy Institute, will join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs in September as its new vice president of studies. She will spearhead The Chicago Council's efforts to generate new ideas and influence policy debates in the United States and abroad.

GulfSlope Energy, Inc. Names John H. Malanga Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
GulfSlope Energy (OTCQB: GSPE) today announced that John H. Malanga has been appointed by the Company's Board of Directors to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Malanga will assume the CFO position from John Seitz.

High School Students From Across the U.S. Explore Chemistry and Careers at the BASF Science Academy
Twenty soon-to-be high school seniors previewed college life and learned advanced chemistry during the BASF Science Academy, a two week summer science program sponsored by BASF Corporation at the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) College at Florham campus in Madison, New Jersey.

New Houston Upper Kirby Apartments: Hanover Announces Launch of West University Community
The Hanover Company is proud to announce that the newest Upper Kirby apartment community is now officially open, only blocks from the Rice University, downtown, and the Texas Medical Center in the charming and prestigious West University neighborhood.

Bayport International Holdings, Inc. (BAYP) Is Pleased to Announce a Joint Venture With Downhole Energy, LLC., to Purchase and Rework the Brown Lease in McIntosh County, Oklahoma
Bayport International Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: BAYP) (PINKSHEETS: BAYP) -- Today we are pleased to announce the signing completion of a contract to acquire 25.0% working Interest in current producing gas wells, the Brown # 2 and the Brown # 5. Bayport along with their joint venture partners will rework these wells to bring more production starting in July 1, 2014

Sustainable Development Award Registration Officially Concludes
Odebrecht USA and Braskem America have announced that registration for the 2014 Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development has officially ended as of May 31st. The closing of registration marks the third year Odebrecht USA and Braskem America have invited university students nationwide to search for innovative technologies and methods to promote sustainable and responsible development.

Michael Hartigan, Fordham University, Wins Institutional Investor's 2013-2014 All-America Student Analyst Competition
Institutional Investor, one of the world's foremost media brands, announces that Michael Hartigan, an MBA student at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business, has won the 2013-2014 All-America Student Analyst Competition.

Houston Texans Sign On Acme Party Rental Company for Another Five Years
Not only do the Houston Texans get first pick this year, but they also chose their party supply company wisely. Acme Party & Tent LLC has been the exclusive preferred party and tent provider by the Texans for over 10 years. From coordinating events to providing party supplies, every successful Texans event has been supported by Acme

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Announces Fifteen 2014 Fellows in the Applied Physical, Biological, and Engineering Sciences
LIVERMORE, CA--(Marketwired - April 10, 2014) - Dr. Jay Davis, President of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation today announced the names of 15 men and women chosen as 2014 Hertz Fellows. This year, eight women and seven men will receive the Hertz Fellowship

MLP Industry Veteran, Jeff Jorgensen, Joins Center Coast Capital as Director of Research
Center Coast Capital Advisors, LP ("Center Coast" or the "Firm") announces today that Jeff Jorgensen has joined the Firm as its Senior Vice President, Director of Research.

The Cooper Institute Appoints Sibaja as Director of Strategy
The Cooper Institute announces the appointment of Irene Sibaja as Director of Strategy to oversee strategic planning for operations of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated worldwide to preventive medicine research and education

Mark Durcan Joins MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. Board of Directors
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ: MWIV) today announced that Mark Durcan, Chief Executive Officer of Micron Technology Inc., has joined the company's Board of Directors. He will serve on the Board's Compensation and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committees.

EFMD to Hold Global MBA Directors Conference at ESMT in Berlin
Under the theme "Leading the MBA - From Personal Coach to Programme Innovator", the conference will address some of the key challenges encountered by MBA programme directors.

Medical Cannabis Financial Group, Inc. Announces Merger Transaction With Refill Energy, Inc.
Refill Energy, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REFG), a Nevada Corporation (the "Company") announces the merger between Refill Energy, Inc. and Medical Cannabis Financial Group. Refill Energy, Inc. completed a reorganization with Medical Cannabis Financial Group, Inc., which is a software solutions company focused on solutions for the Medical Marijuana industry

AMA Houston Announces Marketer of the Year Award Best of Category Winners
The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA Houston) is pleased to announce the 33 organizations selected as Best of Category Winners for the 2012 Marketer of the Year (MOTY) Award. The Best of Category Winners were selected from over 130 nominated companies, organizations and institutions

Texas Medical Center and Ayasdi to Create a World-Class Center for Complex Data Research and Innovation
Ayasdi ( announced that the Texas Medical Center (TMC), one of the largest medical centers in the world with more than 50 medicine-related institutions and over seven million annual patient visits, has selected Ayasdi as part of its vision to revolutionize patient care, translational medicine, and clinical research

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist Evan D. Collins, M.D., Named Vice Chairman of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM)
Dr. Evan D. Collins, chief of the Houston Methodist Hand & Upper Extremity Center at Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, is recently named Vice Chairman of the Houston Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine (CPAM).

Update: Hot Rice Village Neighborhood Welcomes New Luxury Apartments
The cultured, storied Houston neighborhood Rice Village recently welcomed a new member. The Hanover Company has opened apartments in West University, Houston for leasing and is approaching stabilization. Home to popular restaurants and nightlife, Hanover Rice Village is another development adding to the area's great diversity.

Hot Rice Village Neighborhood Welcomes New Luxury Apartments
The cultured, storied Houston neighborhood Rice Village recently welcomed a new member. The Hanover Company has opened apartments in West University, Houston for leasing and is approaching stabilization. Home to popular restaurants and nightlife, Hanover Rice Village is another development adding to the area's great diversity.

2013 Odebrecht Award Winners Unveiled
The Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development unveiled the winners of this year's program last night at an awards ceremony in Miami

SunVault Energy, Inc. (SVLT) Announces Former United States Secretary of Energy, William (Bill) Richardson, to Join Its Board of Directors
SunVault Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: SVLT) announces the acceptance of former United States Secretary of Energy, William (Bill) Richardson, to its Board of Directors.

New Site,, Offers Financial Guidance for Higher Education, a new site created by president and founder of Studemont Group College Funding Solutions John McDonough, offers advice for parents worrying about how to pay for their child's education.

Onit's President to Judge the 13th Annual Rice University Business Plan Competition
Onit, a leading provider of business productivity and process management Apps, today announced that its President Eric M. Elfman will once more serve as a judge for the Rice University Business Plan Competition. This will be the 12th year that he has served in this capacity for the competition, which is the world's richest and largest graduate-level business plan competition.

Graphene Proves to Be a "Green" Alternative
In an IEEE Spectrum article, graphene has been shown to be an effective rustproofing agent for both steel and copper. The research was conducted to find an environmentally friendly method compared to chrome electroplating.

DayStar Technologies (DSTI) Announces That Former United States Secretary of Energy and Ambassador to the United Nations Under President Clinton's Administration and the Former Governor of New Mexico, William (Bill) Richardson, Joins Its Board of Directors
DayStar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSTI) announces a new member to their Board of Directors. Former United States Secretary of Energy, former Governor of New Mexico and Nobel Prize nominee, Bill Richardson, has joined the Board of Directors of DayStar Technologies.

AMD and the National Academy of Engineering Recognize Engineering Programs With Real-World Relevance
AMD (NYSE: AMD) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today announced the release of 'Infusing Real World Experiences into Engineering Education,' a compilation of engineering programs at colleges and universities across the nation that incorporates real-world experiences in an effort to better prepare students for a globally competitive workforce

Cytomedix to Present at Upcoming Stem Cell Conferences
Cytomedix, Inc. (OTCQX: CMXI) (the "Company"), a leading developer of biologically active regenerative therapies, today announced that it will present at the First Annual Houston Stem Cell Summit on October 26th and at the 2012 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa Conference, October 29th - 30th. The presentations will be given by Edward L. Field, Chief Operating Officer of Cytomedix.

Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development Names Most Innovative Ideas for a Sustainable Future
Last night, the Odebrecht Award for Sustainable Development announced Rice University students Joanna Luo, Wejia Song, and Alexander Yune have clinched the top prize recognizing the most innovative sustainable idea in the U.S. With advising professor Neeraj Bhatia, their winning concept presents a bold solution for oil seekers venturing further and further out to sea to tap dwindling reserves.

American Marketing Association Houston Chapter Announces 2012 - 2013 Board of Directors
The Houston Chapter of the American Marketing Association announces its 2012-2013 Board of Directors. The organization's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The Board consists of 50 volunteer-members that oversee membership, programming, communications and finances for the largest and most successful AMA chapter in North America

Data Visualization Expert Hadley Wickham to Join Metamarkets as Inaugural Data Scientist in Residence and Advisor
Metamarkets, a leader in big data analytics for web-scale companies, announced today a first-of-its-kind Data Scientist in Residence program. This unique series from Metamarkets is designed to promote knowledge sharing between the most prestigious data scientists and the industry's practitioners and technologists

Anadarko Announces Promotion of Doug Lawler
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) today announced Robert D. "Doug" Lawler, formerly Vice President, Operations, has been promoted to Sr. Vice President, International and Deepwater Operations, and will join the company's Executive Committee. U.S. Oil Production Explodes as AGR Tools Inc. Stands to Benefit Big, the U.S. leader in equity reports, offers quality reports to investors looking for the most undervalued companies in the market. Premier Equity Reports provides its subscribers with timely information and exclusive analysis on U.S. companies with substantial upside potential. Premier Equity Reports is the #1 free financial newsletter in the industry

Scientific Drilling International Names Jayme Sperring as Director, Global Sales and Marketing
SCIENTIFIC DRILLING INTERNATIONAL announces that Jayme Sperring has been named Director, Global Sales and Marketing. Sperring will manage Scientific Drilling's global directional drilling and production logging sales team and marketing department from Corporate Headquarters in Houston, TX.

University General Health System Announces Agreement With Rice University Athletics
University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS), a diversified, integrated multi-specialty health care delivery system, today announced the execution of an agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sybaris Group, Inc., and Rice University Athletics, whereby Sybaris has been selected as the official catering company for Rice Athletics.

China's manned space mission marks "great first step": U.S. expert
The Shenzhou-9 manned space mission is a "great first step" for the future development of China's space program and also exciting news for people all around the world, a U.S. expert has said.

Hiding your true identity at work 'may result in less job satisfaction'
Hiding one's true social identity, race and ethnicity, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation or a disability at work can result in decreased job satisfaction and increased turnover, a new study has suggested.

Paintable battery could end traditional packaging for storage devices
Researchers including one of an Indian origin at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.

Now, nano-infused paint to detect strain in buildings, bridges and airplanes
Two Indian origin scientists are included in a Rice University team who have developed a new type of paint that can reveal strain in materials by its fluorescence.

New data encoding method cuts energy needs for next-gen memory
A new data-encoding scheme that slashes more than 30 percent of the energy needed to write data onto new memory cards that use "phase-change memory" (PCM) - a competitor to flash memory that has big backing from industry heavyweights - has been unveiled this week.

'Inexact' computer chip 15 times more efficient than current models unveiled
Computing experts including Indian origin researchers have created an "inexact" computer chip that challenges the industry's 50-year pursuit of accuracy.

Nanotube 'sponge' holds potential for oil spill cleanup
Scientists have developed a carbon nanotube sponge that can soak up oil in water with unparalleled efficiency with help from computational simulations performed at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Touch activates plants' defense against insects
Plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects, a new study by Rice University scientists has revealed.

Soon, see-through cellphone you can wrap around your wrist
A see-through cellphone that can be draped around a wrist may soon be possible as scientists have developed transparent, flexible memories using silicon oxide as the active component.

Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, New Panel on ESPN's 97.5 Sports Injury Report Providing Expert Insight Into Latest NFL Injuries
The elite group of orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians of Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are specialists serving as team physicians to both professional and amateur sports teams throughout Houston and now comprise the panel of experts on ESPN's 97.5 Sports Injury Report.

Joel Sendek to Join Stifel Nicolaus' Healthcare Equity Research Team
Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE: SF) today announced that Joel Sendek will be joining Stifel Nicolaus as Co-Head of Healthcare Equity Research, with specific coverage of the biotechnology sector.

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Report Finds Incredible Value in College Town Living
Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC today released its 2011 College Home Listing Report (College HLR), which ranks college towns across the country in home affordability. The report provides the average home listing prices for three-bedroom, two-bathroom properties that were listed for sale on coldwellbanker

GreenBytes Names John Poduska as Vice President of Software Engineering
GreenBytes® Inc., a developer of high-performance, energy-efficient inline data deduplication storage solutions, today announced that John Poduska has joined the company as vice president of software engineering. Poduska joins GreenBytes from Mindstorm Technologies, a software consulting company, where he served as partner and CTO

Bridal Extravaganza Show Announces Billboard Bride Winner
On January 7-8, 2012, the 27th annual Bridal Extravaganza Show will be held at downtown Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center.

'Transparent' transsexuals find greater job satisfaction
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Transsexual individuals who are open about their gender identity at their workplace are more likely to have greater satisfaction and commitment to their job as compared to those who don't, a new study has claimed

People with facial disfigurements fare poorly in job interviews
A new study has revealed that people with birthmarks, scars and other facial disfigurements are more likely to receive poor ratings in job interviews.

Online interaction may lead to risky financial decision-making
People who participate in online communities, which deal with lending and auctions, have greater chances of taking risky financial decisions, a new study including an Indian origin researcher has suggested.

Common link between autism, diabetes identified
A new study has revealed a possible link between autism and type 2 diabetes.

Now, monitor NFL fans' excitement levels through Twitter sans TV
A computer program, which can tell within seconds when touchdowns, interceptions and other big plays occur during the Nation Football League has been created.

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