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International News on October 10, 2012


  • Hugo Chavez names Nicolas Maduro as the new Venezuelan Vice-President.
  • The delivery of INS Vikramaditya has been delayed by a year from the scheduled date of delivery and would be delivered at the end of 2013. The aircraft carrier has been purchased for $2.3 billion from Russia. India's Defence Minister AK Antony has made it clear that India considers the delay serious and didn't rule out financial damages.
  • A US drone kills five insurgents at a military compound in Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border. The attack is the first after the recent rally taken out by Imran Khan.
  • Schools in Pakistan's Swat Valley staged protest against the Taliban attack on the 14-year-old girl Malala Yousufzai.

  • Life Fitness Unveils Customizable Cardio With New Discover™ Consoles, Open Platform Products
    Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment manufacturing, introduces the next generation of the Elevation™ Series Treadmills, Cross-Trainers and Lifecyle™ Exercise Bikes with new Discover™ Consoles delivering the personalized technology today’s plugged-in exercisers demand Business Wire India

    HUDLD - The World’s Most Advanced Social Aggregator is Now Available on iOS and Apple’s App Store
    HUDLD, Inc. (pronounced like “huddled”), the world’s most advanced Social Aggregation Company, has just released their latest “HUDLD” app on Apple’s iTunes and App Store for immediate download Business Wire India

    SES Contracts Boeing to Manufacture SES-9 Satellite for Asia
    SES S.A. (Paris:SESG)(LuxX:SESG) and Boeing announced today that SES has selected Boeing to build a new communication satellite, SES-9, to serve the fast growing markets in Asia. Business Wire India

    Hanna Instruments, Inc. Launches Redesigned Mini Automatic Titrators for Wine Analysis
    Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce the release of two new mini automatic titrators designed specifically for wine production. Business Wire India

    Oceanografia Completes Agreement to Acquire OSA Goliath
    Oceanografia S.A. de C.V., one of Mexico’s largest leading vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the OSA Goliath from CarVal Investors. Business Wire India

    New Boeing 747-8 Freighter Joins Polar Air Cargo Worldwide's Express Network; First Flight on October 3
    Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc., is pleased to announce that a new Boeing 747-8 Freighter began operations in its fleet on October 3. Another new aircraft is due to join service later in the fourth quarter of 2012. Business Wire India

    Cambrios Expands Production-Ready Large Area Touch Supply Chain with Two New Strategic Partnerships
    Cambrios Technologies Corporation, the leader in nanotechnology-based solutions for transparent conductive electronic devices, announced two new partnerships with leading touch ecosystem partners: film maker Okura Industrial Co. Ltd. and sensor maker Shin-Etsu Polymer Co., Ltd Business Wire India

    Lenovo Premiers Yoga and Debuts Family of Convertible Devices Designed for Windows 8
    Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced a new family of four convertible devices designed for Windows 8/RT to change the way people use PCs and redefine the future of mobile computing Business Wire India

    MoneyGram Builds on History of Global Giving; Launches MoneyGram Foundation
    MoneyGram (NYSE: MGI), a leading global money transfer company, today announced the launch of the MoneyGram Foundation, whose mission is to demonstrate the company’s passion for educating young minds Business Wire India

    Power Integrations Launches TinySwitch™-4 Off-Line Switcher IC Family
    Power Integrations (NASDAQ: POWI), the leading provider of high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today introduced the TinySwitch-4 family, the latest generation of its industry-leading TinySwitch series of off-line switcher ICs Business Wire India

    First No Glasses “Real” 3DTV Consumer Ready, Now.
    DaVinci 3D (http://www.davinci3d.com) premiered their line of AS3D hardware and software advancements at the 3D Entertainment Summit in LA last week Business Wire India

    Rockwell Automation Completes Purchase of Medium Voltage Drives Business of Harbin Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd.
    Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK) has announced it has completed the acquisition of the medium voltage drives business of Harbin Jiuzhou Electric Co., Ltd Business Wire India

    Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Hampton Hotels as Top Global Franchise
    Hampton Hotels has announced that it has been named the top global franchise by Entrepreneur magazine out of 200 franchisors listed in the publication’s October issue. The international ranking follows two consecutive years as the No Business Wire India

    Rogers Communications Selects Gemalto to Secure Mobile NFC Payment Solutions
    Rogers Communications (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) has announced that mobile payment solutions currently in pilot testing and coming to market this year on Rogers NFC-enabled devices will be secured by digital security technology from Gemalto Business Wire India

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