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Jan 13, 2014

Chief of Strategy for Content and Media Chase Franklin International

Chase Franklin is Chief of Strategy for Content and Media at Amdocs, the leader in providing Intentional Customer Management systems for world’s largest telecommunications, cable and satellite companies. Prior to Amdocs, Chase was a co-founder and CEO of Qpass, Inc. Under Chase’s leadership the company grew from a startup to more than 200 employees with offices in North America and Europe, before committing to a restructuring that reduced headcount to 50 and committed the company to a new strategy and market. The restructuring ultimately paved the way for five years of rapid growth, culminating in a $275 million liquidity event.

Prior to founding Qpass in 1997, Chase Franklin spent more than a decade at Microsoft Corporation in key product development and strategic management positions. Chase played a key role in Microsoft’s transition from individual application to the suite that became Microsoft Office. He was part of the original design team for Word for Windows before transitioning to focus on the integration and interoperation of the elements of Microsoft Office. Subsequently, he spearheaded some of Microsoft’s earliest e-commerce strategy and new business development initiatives. In this role he led planning initiatives for key aspects of the original programming on Microsoft’s interactive television and MSN initiatives, including interactive advertising, online retailing, and other network commerce service businesses. As Microsoft shifted strategy in the mid-1990s to address the emerging Internet, Chase formed and led the team that partnered with Wal-Mart and created the first release of the Microsoft Merchant Server product. Chase also pioneered Microsoft’s initiatives in secure Internet payments, including SET. Chase holds 3 patents relating to the design of various Microsoft and Qpass technologies or applications.

Chase has a double BS in Mathematics and Economics from Western Washington University. Chase also serves on the Board of Directors for New Futures, a non-profit that offers after-school, literacy and other programs for disadvantaged children.

 

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Posted: Jan 13, 2014 4:55pm
Mar 28, 2013

http://pokhknot.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/carbon-credit-20-profit-boast-from-mh-carbon-limited-that-went-up-in-smoke/

 


T.D.writes: I invested in carbon credits that I bought from MH Carbon Limited, after the company told me that businesses buy these credits. Mine were supposed to be sold in October. 

When October came I was told that while I stood to make a 20 per cent profit, if I waited until November this would rise to 25 per cent. It seemed sensible to wait, but then in November, MH Carbon told me no one was buying. 

The company added that in April the Government would be introducing legislation that would force businesses to buy carbon credits or face heavy fines. I invested all my savings, so now I am extremely worried.



I have yet to see any ordinary investor make a penny from trading in carbon credits, and I am afraid you are not going to be the first – though I do have some good news for you.

MH Carbon, based in the City of London, is run by its sole director Jeffrey Razaq, so I asked him whether it was true you were first told your credits were showing a 20 per cent profit, with a promise of more to come, yet suddenly they could not be sold at all.

He told me he had bought the company on November 14 last year, and that the broker who dealt with you had already left by then. There was no record of what you had been told, he said.

Well, I asked, what about the idea that the Government was going to force companies to buy carbon credits from investors like you? Razaq came up with an announcement made last June, but he had the honesty to admit that all this does is make major companies report their greenhouse gas emissions. By no stretch of the imagination does it force them to buy credits.

Fair enough, but what about the claim on MH Carbon’s website that ‘the EU carbon price may triple by 2013’? Did it? And even if it did, there are two different types of credit – one traded by governments and international corporations, and ‘voluntary credits’ sold by firms such as MH Carbon to people like you – so which one saw the massive price rise? 


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http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/experts/article-2283339/Carbon-credit-20-profit-boast-MH-Carbon-Limited-went-smoke.html

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Posted: Mar 28, 2013 10:04pm
Feb 27, 2013

http://pokhknot.tumblr.com/post/44102727639/smart-energy-issues-report

 

 

Market Intelligence What are the leading causes of today's energy shortages? What role does energy security play? Are new developments in energy efficiency and energy storage the answer? This report reviews these issues and discusses some of the emerging smart technologies that will address generation capacity shortfalls. Energy security can be defined as the role of affordable, reliable sources of energy in the overall national security of a given country. As demand rises and reserves become costlier, governments will increasingly find energy security to be a challenging goal. Political factors (both domestic and foreign), and environmental concerns provide further complications. Trends to date indicate that if solutions to these problems are found they will likely be a networked basket of diverse, non-centralized "smart tech" approaches. This report frames the state of energy generation today and discusses some of the likely candidate technologies that will form the solution. These include new developments in energy storage and energy efficiency.

 

Primary Focus This report provides essential insight into the reasons for power generation shortfalls and detailed intelligence on the technologies that may address them. Major topics covered include:

• Energy Security A briefing on the factors that effect a state's capacity to ensure energy security

 • Power Generation Capacity o Including an analysis of current global capacity and future forecasts • Fuel Reserves o With a look at global supplies of oil, natural gas, coal, biomass, hydrand uranium

• Today's Power Grid Information on the composition of the modern grid

 • Renewable Energy Including the challenges of integrating renewable energy intthe grid

• Energy Storage A briefing on the major companies and technologies

• Energy Efficiency Products A briefing on the major companies and technologies.

 

 

 

Reasons tPurchase Smart Technology Report

 • Gain an in-depth understanding of the crucial issues surrounding energy security

 • Gain insight intcurrent and future global power generation capacity

• Access data on global fuel reserves • Understand the composition of the modern power grid

• Understand the challenges associated with integrating renewable energy intthe grid

• Be briefed on new developments in storage technology and the major companies involved

 • Be briefed on new developments in energy efficiency products and the major companies involved.

 

Report Highlights Typically, discussions of energy security focus on reserves of oil and gas. "Peak oil" (or the point at which oil production will begin tdecline) does not appear thave occurred yet, with actual reserves of oil and gas expected tlast another 46 and 59 years respectively based on current rates of consumption. This is in part due tnew discoveries and advancements in technology that makes the extraction of known but challenging reserves cost-effective. However, companies are growing more reluctant texplore and develop new reserves due tvolatile prices and uncertainty over future demand. Geopolitical risk can influence prices as well, with events in unstable regions rippling outwards taffect other nations. Advancements in energy storage technologies could mean better integration of intermittent renewable energy intthe grid. Modern grid systems require predicable and controllable flows of energy that cannot be provided by renewable sources unless the intermittent generation was stored for later use. In addition, storage technologies could allow delay in the production of additional generating capacity, mitigating the need for expensive "peaking" plants tmeet spikes in demand. Energy efficiency, particularly regarding power generation, industrial demand, transportation and the residential or commercial sector can alshelp address these issues. The reuse of waste heat in power generation and industrial facilities, micrhybrid vehicles equipped with stop/start technology, advances in conventional vehicle engines, advances in lighting and re-evaluations of indoor climate control practices are just some of the up-and-coming developments that may be major players in the future.

 

 

For more info check the link below:

http://www.heraldonline.com/2013/02/19/4630621/smart-energy-issues-report.html

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Posted: Feb 27, 2013 9:48pm
Feb 25, 2013

http://pokhknot.tumblr.com/post/43940434826/helping-our-firms-stay-competitive-by-cutting-energy

 

Since setting up business in 2009, Norman Crowley's company – his third since he retired at 29 – has built up revenues of €30m.

 

CROWLEY Carbon is located in the magnificent Powerscourt House and Gardens in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Set up in 2009, by Norman Crowley, the company helps businesses and organisations reduce their energy usage.

It's not Norman Crowley's first enterprise. In fact, this is the fourth business he has set up. He even made enough money from the sale of his first company to enable him to retire. That was when he was only 29. He later set up and sold a further two businesses before establishing Crowley Carbon.

I am fascinated to learn what drives him, what special ingredient he has that seems to guarantee success in business and why he has chosen the energy-efficiency sector for his latest venture.

"Crowley Carbon is a new type of energy-services company," Norman explains. "We have developed a new heating boiler system and building management software which, together, dramatically improves efficiency and can help reduce energy usage in buildings, by as much as 80 per cent."

Norman explains that he has worked hard to assemble some of the brightest and most experienced staff in the industry. "Some of these guys are literally geniuses within the energy-reduction sector," Norman tells me proudly.

 

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http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/helping-our-firms-stay-competitive-by-cutting-energy-costs-29090492.html

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Posted: Feb 25, 2013 9:10pm
Feb 22, 2013

http://www.zimbio.com/News/articles/KhJk0sUodsF/Lombard+residents+warned+electricity+scam?add=True

 

LOMBARD — On Monday morning, the Village of Lombard issued an alert to residents, making them aware of a currently-circulating electricity aggregation scam.

According to the village, some residents have been contacted by solicitors going door-to-door, giving incorrect information about the village's electricity aggregation program.

These solicitors are telling residents that there is a second phase to the aggregation program that includes natural gas suppliers. This information is untrue. The electricity aggregation program is only for electric energy, and there are no alternatives for natural gas or other utilities.

Last spring, the village entered into a contract with First Energy Solutions to provide electricity to residents and businesses. Last year, all electric accounts were automatically transferred to First Energy Solutions, aside from the individuals who chose to opt out of the program.

Residents are reminded that only First Energy Solutions is affiliated with the Village of Lombard.

Solicitors coming to Lombard are required to register with the Village and a background check is performed before they receive a badge and the authorization to solicit in town.

Anyone who thinks they might have been a victim to this scam is asked to contact the Lombard Police Department at 630-873-4400.

http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/2013/02/18/lombard-residents-warned-about-electricity-scam/atydld0/

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Posted: Feb 22, 2013 10:42pm
Feb 19, 2013

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/economy/denmark-keen-to-invest-in-water-management/article4393482.ece

KOLKATA, FEB 8:  

Denmark is looking to invest in sectors such as water management, renewable energy and education here in the country.

According to Freddy Svane, Ambassador of Denmark, Memoranda of Understanding have been inked with the Delhi Jal Board and Gujarat Water Resources Development Corporation for water management contracts.

“Chances of arsenic contamination and wastages are pretty high here in India and we can provide a solution in this regard,” Svane said. He was speaking at an interactive session organised by the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

According to the Ambassador, renewable energy is yet another area of Danish business expertise. Nearly 25 per cent of Denmark’s energy requirements are met through wind energy.

This apart, the country was keen to explore tie-ups in the field of education. Indian IT remains an area of interest.

According to him, bilateral trade between the two countries in 2012 (calendar year) accounted for nearly $1 billion. While Indian exports to Denmark include pharmaceuticals, garments, agri-products and machinery, Indian imports include machinery.

FREE TRADE AGREEMENT

Batting for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union and India, Svane said that bilateral trade between India and Denmark was likely to improve once FTA were in place.

Besides Denmark, the 27-member bloc EU consists of countries like Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Greece and Italy. They together form India’s largest trading partner.

“We don’t have any issues on outsourcing. We are a strong and ardent supporter of globalisation which means we want joint solutions,” he said.

The India-EU free trade agreement plans to bring down tariffs (on goods) and liberalise trade in services.

“We hope that the FTA will be in place by the end of this year,” he said.

The talks were set to conclude sometime in 2011. But differences between the two sides have led to the delays.

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Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:30pm
Feb 17, 2013

The rise of China and India as major world powers promises to test the established global

order in the coming decades. As the two powers grow, they are bound to change the current

international system—with profound implications for themselves, the United States, and

the world. And whether they agree on the changes to be made, especially when it comes to

their relationship with the West, will influence the system’s future character. A close examination of Chinese and Indian perspectives on the fundamentals of the emerging international order reveals that Sino-Indian differences on many issues of both bilateral and global

significance are stark.

 

KEY POINTS

•             China and India’s sustained economic growth fuels their increasing geopolitical and

military influence.

•             Despite their developmental similarities, China and India’s bilateral strategic rivalry

means that they have competing priorities on most major global issues.

•             Sino-Indian differences are considerable on issues relating to the nonproliferation system, Asian security, regional stability in Southern Asia, and security in the maritime

commons, space, and cyberspace. The two rising powers broadly agree on matters

relating to the international economic system, energy security, and the environment.

•             Because of its ongoing shift to the Asia-Pacific and status as the only global superpower, the United States must manage a complex set of relationships with China and

India, which are at times working at cross-purposes.

CHINESE AND INDIAN POSITIONS ON INTERNATIONAL ISSUES

GLOBAL ORDER: China and India tend to agree on the importance of state sovereignty and the

need to reform global governance institutions to reflect the new balance of power. They also

share a strong commitment to the open economic order that has allowed both powers to

flourish in the global marketplace. But the two diverge on many details of the international

system, such as the future viability of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the role of stateowned enterprises in fostering globalization.

REGIONAL SECURITY: Both China and India want a stable Asia-Pacific that will allow them to

sustain their economic prosperity, but they perceive threats very differently and have divergent priorities. Importantly, India seeks a resolute American presence in the region to hedge

against possible Chinese excesses, while China sees the United States as significantly complicating its pursuit of its regional goals and worries about American containment attempts.

SECURITY IN THE GLOBAL COMMONS: Beijing and New Delhi rely heavily on open sea lines of

communication, and as a result, they both support the current maritime security regime.

However, their interpretations as to its provisions have occasionally diverged. In space,

China enjoys significant advantages over India and has emphasized the military dimensions

of its program, while New Delhi has only recently begun developing space-based military

technology. Both countries are just beginning to wrestle with the difficult task of forming

cybersecurity policies, but they have already acted to limit objectionable or illegal activities

online. In striking the balance between online freedom and social stability, India has encountered a higher degree of opprobrium in the public sphere than its counterpart.

NONTRADITIONAL SECURITY: Chinese and Indian approaches to both energy and the environment broadly converge. Because India and China face a rising domestic demand for energy,

they heavily rely on foreign suppliers of energy resources. This has prompted both governments to seek more efficient power sources and to secure their presence in overseas energy

markets. On environmental policy, the two countries focus on primarily local and shortterm concerns that must be balanced with the need for economic growth.

 

For more info check the link below:

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/crux_of_asia.pdf

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Posted: Feb 17, 2013 5:42pm
Apr 5, 2012

http://www.cruzfirm.com/Steps-to-Filing-a-Workers-Compensation-Claim-in-Arizona.shtml 

Phoenix Workers' Compensation Claims How to File

If you had a job-related injury, or got a disease related to work, you might be entitled to workers compensation. Most employees are covered under workers compensation law. When you file for a workers' compensation claim, you will be reimbursed for your medical bills related to the injury, as well as lost wages or earnings. You will receive this in lieu of a lawsuit for damages against your employer.

When filing for a Phoenix workers compensation claim, you should know the steps to filing claims. The Phoenix workers comp attorneys at the Law Offices of Cruz & Associates guide you step by step through the process of filing claims in Phoenix.

Although it is very important to consult an attorney, the first step is to notify your employer as soon as the injury occurs. Your employer will give you the employee claim form to complete, and there you will describe the nature and the extent of your injury or illness.

The second step in a worker comp claim is to see a doctor to determine the extent of your illness or injury. If it's an emergency, seek medical attention immediately, but if it's not you should have an independent medical examination. You don't want the insurance company to choose the doctor who will perform this exam and report it. Be alert and observant during the examination process. Prepare a list of questions, and write down notes after the exam.

The third step is to file your workers compensation claim. You will need to complete and file a WC-14, with the State Board of Workers' Compensation. You can get a copy of the WC-14 form here: (http://sbwc.Arizona.gov/vgn/images/portal/cit_1 2 1 0/1 7/20/1 30684 1 2wcOl4.pdf).

When filing a workers' compensation claim in Phoenix you should make sure to provide all necessary information. Once completed and filed with the State Board of Workers' Compensation, you should send one copy of the form to your employer and one copy to their Workers' Compensation insurance carrier.

The employer or the insurance company may sometimes contest your claim, and therefore it is very important to discuss this with an attorney at your earliest convenience. The attorneys of the Cruz & Associates law firm have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights. Our highly skilled staff will help you with filing claims in Phoenix.

We'll fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the Law Office of Cruz & Associates today at 480-305-5236. 

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Posted: Apr 5, 2012 12:51am
Apr 5, 2012

http://www.cruzfirm.com/Steps-to-Filing-a-Workers-Compensation-Claim-in-Georgia.shtml 

Atlanta Workers' Compensation Claims How To File

If you had a job-related injury, or got a disease related to work, you might be entitled to workers compensation. Most employees are covered under workers compensation law. When you file for a workers' compensation claim, you will be reimbursed for your medical bills related to the injury, as well as lost wages or earnings. You will receive this in lieu of a lawsuit for damages against your employer.

When filing for an Atlanta workers compensation claim, you should know the steps to filing claims. The Atlanta workers comp attorneys at the Law Offices of Cruz & Associates guide you step by step through the process of filing claims in Atlanta.

Although it is very important to consult an attorney, the first step is to notify your employer as soon as the injury occurs. Your employer will give you the employee claim form to complete, and there you will describe the nature and the extent of your injury or illness.

The second step in a worker comp claim is to see a doctor to determine the extent of your illness or injury. If it's an emergency, seek medical attention immediately, but if it's not you should have an independent medical examination. You don't want the insurance company to choose the doctor who will perform this exam and report it. Be alert and observant during the examination process. Prepare a list of questions, and write down notes after the exam.

The third step is to file your workers compensation claim. You will need to complete and file a WC-14, with the State Board of Workers' Compensation. You can get a copy of the WC-14 form here: (http://sbwc.georgia.gov/vgn/images/portal/cit_1 2 1 0/1 7/20/1 30684 1 2wcOl4.pdf). If you need additional assistance, you may contact the Claims Assistance Department at (404) 656-3818.

When filing a workers' compensation claim in Atlanta you should make sure to provide all necessary information. Once completed and filed with the State Board of Workers' Compensation, you should send one copy of the form to your employer and one copy to their Workers' Compensation insurance carrier.

The employer or the insurance company may sometimes contest your claim, and therefore it is very important to discuss this with an attorney at your earliest convenience. The attorneys of the Cruz & Associates law firm have the knowledge and experience to protect your rights. Our highly skilled staff will help you with filing claims in Atlanta. 

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Posted: Apr 5, 2012 12:46am
Mar 19, 2012

http://micronassociates.com/experienced-management-team.html

Every successful team has strong leaders who can make the correct decisions to steer the company in the right direction.

 

When we look after client’s portfolios, we have a duty of responsibility and care. Micron Associates management team is very serious in protecting the wealth of our clients. Each manager is assessed regularly, improving their ability to manage their team of advisors; good performance comes from consistent growth for our client’s assets.

 

Micron Associates expects the highest standards from our management team, we will only appoint the best-proven talent in the industry so that we can pass their knowledge on to our clients.

 

To maintain our talent pool we have a mentoring program to give the opportunities to young professionals. We nurture them by having them follow strict guidelines from their management team and the company training program. They developed their personal and technical skills to become the best in their fields. They are trained by the best to become the best. 

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