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29 августа 2016, 18:04

Tech Stock Roundup: AMZN Vehicles & Music, GOOGL Fiber

Amazon (AMZN) launched Vehicles and was the subject of rumors about music streaming plans and retail stores and Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google Fiber was ordered to cut costs.

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25 августа 2016, 15:24

BRIEF-IBM expands cloud footprint in Korea

* IBM says opening of a new IBM cloud data center in Korea, in collaboration with SK Holdings C&C. located outside of Seoul in Pangyo Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

13 мая 2016, 17:08

Alibaba Partners Softbank to Offer Cloud Solutions in Japan

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA) is expanding its cloud presence beyond its stronghold, China and is going about it quite aggressively.

07 января 2016, 18:20

Ericsson Introduces 3 Novel IoT Offerings to Boost Growth

In a bid to grab greater share in the thriving Internet of Things (''IoT'') market, premium wireless equipment company Ericsson (ERIC) introduced three solutions that will significantly bolster its end-to-end service capability.

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04 марта 2014, 09:47

SK Holdings Chairman steps down after 4-year jail term confirmed

SEOUL, March 4 (Reuters) - SK Holdings Chairman Chey Tae-won is stepping down from all directorships and executive positions in SK affiliates, SK said on Tuesday.    

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27 февраля 2014, 07:30

S.Korean court confirms 4-year jail term for SK chairman

SEOUL, Feb 27 (Reuters) - South Korea's supreme court confirmed a four-year prison sentence imposed on SK Holdings Chairman Chey Tae-won for embezzlement on Thursday in what is one of the longest confirmed prison terms for a business leader in the country.    

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05 сентября 2013, 22:50

Micron, SanDisk rally on new Hynix fire reports, surging memory prices

Countering comments made by SK Hynix (HXSCL.OB) yesterday, Wedge Partners says the fire that broke out at Hynix's Chinese memory fab will cause at least a 2-month production delay, and that Hynix has suspended price negotiations with clients. The remarks come as DRAM spot prices jump 20% on account of the fire, and reports emerge several top memory manufacturers have joined Hynix in putting shipments on hold. There could be major downstream ramifications: TrendForce thinks 11M notebook shipments and 10M smartphone shipments will be affected within a month if "main production procedures are halted." The firm estimates it will take 6 months for all of the damage to be fixed. Prior to the fire, DRAM and NAND prices had been slumping this summer after rallying earlier this year. Micron (MU +3%) and SanDisk (SNDK +1.9%) are adding to yesterday's gains. DRAM/NAND giant Samsung (SSNLF.PK, SSNGY.OB) rose 1.9% overnight in Seoul, while Hynix fell 1.8%. 1 comment!

29 марта 2013, 13:31

Украинский ALTIS-Holding примет участие в строительстве нефтяного терминала в Гданське

Консорциум во главе с IDS-BUD S.A. (Польша), включающий также корпорацию ALTIS-Holding (Украина), Vahostav - SK a.s. (Словакия), Vahostav – PL sp. z o.o. (Польша) и PSJ Hydrotranzit a.s. (Словакия), победил в тендере на строительство первой очереди нефтяного терминала в польском Гданське за 415 млн злотых (около $127,12 млн). Об этом говорится на сайте PERN Przyjazn. Подробнее читайте на нашем сайте www.oilru.com

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22 марта 2013, 13:36

Jailed SK Holdings chairman retains top board position

SEOUL, March 22 (Reuters) - The jailed chairman of South Korea's SK Holdings Co Ltd was re-elected to the board of its major shareholder on Friday in defiance of the state pension fund, which aims to clean up corporate governance in Asia's fourth largest economy.

19 марта 2013, 20:17

Trade talks with SK, Japan

CHINA is to hold three rounds of trade talks with South Korea and Japan this year and step up talks with other trading partners, the Ministry of Commerce said yesterday.

28 февраля 2013, 16:35

Frontrunning: February 28

Grillo kills move to break Italy deadlock (FT) Abe nominates Kuroda to run BoJ (FT) More WMT bad news: Wal-Mart Chief Administrative Officer Mars to Leave: WSJ (BBG) Japan's Abe: Islands Are Indisputably Ours (WSJ) - Except for China of course Low-key departure as pope steps down, to enter the final phase of his life "hidden from the world" (Reuters) Cuts unlikely to deliver promised budget savings (Reuters) European Union caps bankers’ bonuses (FT) White House, Republicans dig in ahead of budget talks (Reuters) Jockeying Stalls Deal on Cuts (WSJ) Argentina Says It Won’t Voluntarily Comply With Bond Ruling (BBG) Italian president says forming new government cannot be rushed (Reuters) - or happen at all Central Banks Spewing Cash Must Plan Exit Timing, Rohde Says (BBG) China Regional Targets Cut in Sign Debt Concerns Heeded (BBG) RBA Says Up to 34 Central Banks Holding Australian Dollars (BBG)   Overnight Media Digest WSJ * With across-the-board spending cuts set to begin in the United States on Friday, the White House and congressional Republicans are poised to let the deadline pass, each calculating that their hand in negotiations only grows stronger if they scorn a quick compromise. * The probe of potential insider trading ahead of this month's $23 billion buyout of H.J. Heinz Co has widened, as regulators and criminal investigators scrutinize what they see as suspicious purchases of stock in the ketchup maker, according to people familiar with the inquiries. * The European Union reached a preliminary deal on a measure that would forbid bonuses that exceed a bankers' fixed salary in the latest effort to curb what is seen by many as corporate and banking excess. Flexible pay could increase to twice fixed salary, but only with explicit shareholder approval. * Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe moved a step closer to having a proponent of his aggressive monetary easing policies, Haruhiko Kuroda, become head of the Bank of Japan after the cabinet submitted its nominee for the top job to parliament. * Lithium-ion battery maker GS Yuasa Corp told the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration that it believes Boeing Co's proposed package of fixes to end the six-week grounding of 787s is inadequate to mitigate all potential battery hazards. * The U.S. military, stepping up efforts to equip the Afghan Air Force, awarded a long-delayed $427.5 million contract to Sierra Nevada Corp and its Brazilian partner Embraer SA , to supply Afghanistan with a small fleet of attack planes. * Leap Wireless International Inc, which operates the Cricket cellphone brand, said it is on pace to sell only half as many iPhones as it committed to sell during the first year of its contract with Apple Inc, and could have $100 million worth of unsold iPhones by the middle of this year. * Mongolia has suspended two mining permits for a Canadian gold and copper explorer partly owned by Rio Tinto Plc, signaling a possible deepening in a dispute over the huge Oyu Tolgoi development in the Gobi Desert. * Caesars Entertainment Corp has been crafting a plan to use online gambling to help pull itself out of a financial tight spot - a tactic that could get a boost from New Jersey, America's coming regulated market for Internet wagers. * U.S. federal investigators subpoenaed shopping center owner Kimco Realty Corp in a probe of alleged foreign bribery involving retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. * Tom Mars, Wal-Mart Stores Inc chief administrative officer, will leave the retailer on March 13 after more than a decade with the company. A Wal-Mart spokesman declined to provide a reason for his departure   FT At least a third of Apple Inc's investors voted not to back the company's executive compensation at its annual shareholders' meeting. Royal Dutch Shell scrapped plans to drill for oil off the north coast of Alaska this year. New banks in the UK will not be required to hold as much capital to begin operations as their established peers. Centrica said it would not build gas plants in Britain for at least four years. Tesco has vowed to source more produce from within Britain in the wake of the horsemeat scandal. Nokia Siemens Networks has completed its process to sell-off its non-core businesses. Barclays has clawed back 300 million pounds in promised bonuses from its bankers. BP misrepresented crucial information to regulators and continued its drilling activities in "dangerous" conditions at the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, an expert witness told the trial in New Orleans centred on the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill and its aftermath. EU competition regulators on Thursday blocked the latest attempt by Ryanair to buy Aer Lingus.   NYT * South Korean Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has been quietly adding security enhancements to the Google Inc Android software that runs on its smartphones to make them more attractive to big corporations. * Regulators have escalated an investigation into suspicious trades placed ahead of the $23 billion takeover of H.J. Heinz Co , focusing on a complex derivatives bet routed through London, according to two people briefed on the matter. * Boeing Co presented the Japanese government with its plan to address battery problems on its new 787 Dreamliner, stressing that added protections against possible battery fires and overheating are more than enough to allow its planes back in the air. * The U.S. Senate approved President Obama's choice for Treasury secretary, Jacob Lew, just a day after a highly politicized vote for Chuck Hagel, the new defense secretary. * 278 U.S. companies, including Citigroup Inc, Apple Inc and Alcoa Inc, have signed a supporting brief calling for the Supreme Court to overturn a section of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits to same-sex couples, arguing that it imposes serious administrative and financial costs on their operations. * As JC Penney Co Inc reported a fourth-quarter loss, Chief Executive Ron Johnson, said customers had not responded to his turnaround strategy. * Drug maker Mylan Inc announced that it was acquiring Agila Specialties Private, an Indian manufacturer of generic injectable drugs, for $1.6 billion in cash. * Intel Corp plans to invest $152 million in Brazil over the next five years in research and development, joining forces with the Brazilian government, which has made increasing the country's software output a top priority   Canada THE GLOBE AND MAIL * A single entrée at many chain restaurants across Canada contain hazardous levels of sodium that may increase the long-term risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke, according to new research. Reports in the business section: * Canada is resisting pressure from Europe to allow its financial institutions and investors to directly sue Ottawa for measures it might take to protect the stability of the financial system or market players, according to a leaked draft of the services and investment chapter of the deal. * Canada's oil industry is warning the federal government that an aggressive move to force reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions and other pollutants could force the closing of several Eastern Canadian refineries, with the loss of hundreds of well-paying jobs. NATIONAL POST * Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says he is going to Washington next week to not only urge U.S. lawmakers approve the Keystone XL pipeline, but also to highlight green initiatives taking place in his province. FINANCIAL POST * As erstwhile smartphone leader Nokia Oyj fails to gain much headway on Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, the Finnish company is setting its sights on a weaker rival: BlackBerry. Nokia is betting its partnership with Microsoft Corp will help it win business users, targeting BlackBerry's stronghold.   China CHINA SECURITIES JOURNAL -- Bank of China and Agricultural Bank of China denied rumours that they had suspended offering mortgages for second house purchases due to policy tightening, saying the major reason for the suspension was that their monthly credit line quotas were exhausted early this month. -- China's new loans are expected to hit 750 billion yuan ($120.44 billion) in February, several analysts told the newspaper. SHANGHAI SECURITIES NEWS -- China's securities regulator has meted out the toughest possible punishment to intermediaries who helped the initial public offering of Chinese company Yunnan Green-Land Biological Technology Co, which was accused of cooking its books. -- Officials in Wenzhou, a city in Zhejiang province on China's east coast, said the city will try hard to keep its banks' non-performing loan ratio below 2.8 percent after it hit 3.43 percent as of November last year.     Fly On The Wall 7:00 Am Market Snapshot ANALYST RESEARCH Upgrades Deutsche Bank (DB) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Keefe BruyetteEdison International (EIX) upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO CapitalInterXion (INXN) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at GoldmanLamar Advertising (LAMR) upgraded to Neutral from Underweight at Piper Jaffray Downgrades AutoNavi (AMAP) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at GoldmanGroupon (GRPN) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Wells FargoGroupon (GRPN) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/MerrillHEICO (HEI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/MerrillOGE Energy (OGE) downgraded to Hold from Buy at JefferiesSTAAR Surgical (STAA) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at William BlairSaks (SKS) downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan StanleyUBS (UBS) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe BruyetteVitamin Shoppe (VSI) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/MerrillWhiting Petroleum (WLL) downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS Initiations Apollo Investment (AINV) initiated with a Buy at UBSAxiall (AXLL) initiated with a Neutral at CitigroupFusion-io (FIO) initiated with a Buy at MizuhoRed Hat (RHT) initiated with an Overweight at BarclaysRegeneron (REGN) initiated with an Overweight at BarclaysVipshop (VIPS) resumed with a Buy at GoldmaneBay (EBAY) initiated with an Outperform at BMO Capital HOT STOCKS Regency Energy Partners (RGP) to acquire Southern Union Gathering Co. (ETE, ETP) for $1.5BMylan (MYL) to buy Agila Specialties Private Limited for $1.6BCorning (GLW) to acquire Bargoa, terms not disclosedSears (SHLD) expects to cut 2013 peak domestic inventory by $500MContinental Resources (CLR) sees FY13 production growth range 35%-40%Nordstrom (JWN) announced $800M share repurchase and 11% dividend raiseMorgan Stanley (MS) sold EMEA-based GSPS business to ComputershareIron Mountain (IRM) expects to tap into unvended segment in developed markets in 2013 EARNINGS Companies that beat consensus earnings expectations last night and today include:Valeant (VRX), Sears Holdings (SHLD), Continental Resources (CLR), Pall Corp. (PLL), Sturm, Ruger (RGR), Mylan (MYL), Limited (LTD), Chicago Bridge & Iron (CBI) Companies that missed consensus earnings expectations include:Visteon (VC), Iron Mountain (IRM), Seacor Holdings (CKH), Vale (VALE), J.C. Penney (JCP), Greif (GEF), Monster Beverage (MNST) Companies that matched consensus earnings expectations include:EPAM Systems (EPAM), ICF International (ICFI), STAAR Surgical (STAA) NEWSPAPERS/WEBSITES U.S. natural-gas production will accelerate over the next three decades, new research indicates, providing the strongest evidence yet that the energy boom remaking America will last for a generation, the Wall Street Journal reports The investigation of potential insider trading ahead of this month's $23B buyout of H.J. Heinz (HNZ) has widened, as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the FBI scrutinize what they see as suspicious purchases of stock in the ketchup maker, sources say, the Wall Street Journal reports In China, profitability and sales are harder to come by as U.S. firms face increasing competition from domestic and foreign players, according to an annual survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, Reuters reports Two former UBS (UBS) traders in Singapore are suing the bank for wrongful dismissal, saying the bank fired them to lessen its role in the alleged manipulation of reference rates used to price currency derivatives known as non-deliverable forwards, Reuters reports Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), struggling to attract shoppers constrained by higher taxes, is “getting worse” at keeping shelves stocked, the retailer’s U.S. CEO Bill Simon told executives, according to minutes of an officers’ meeting obtained by Bloomberg News Facebook (FB), pressured to expand sales from its 1.1B users, is moving into a business that lets marketers buy advertisements in real time on the basis of a member’s Web-browsing habits. The company is broadening Facebook Exchange’s global footprint, with plans to expand in Asia and Latin America, Bloomberg reports SYNDICATE American Capital Agency (AGNC) announces public offering of 50M sharesCommonWealth REIT (CWH) 30M share Secondary priced at $19.00DCP Midstream (DPM) announces public offering of 10.25M common unitsDel Frisco's (DFRG) files to sell 5.46M shares of common stock for holdersMedical Properties Trust (MPW) files to sell 9M shares of common stockTriMas (TRS) files to sell 1.5M shares of common stock for holders

25 февраля 2013, 16:36

Cramer's Mad Money - 14 Things To Watch In The Week Ahead (2/22/13)

By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Friday February 22. 14 Things To Watch In The Week Ahead: Lowe's (LOW), Home Depot (HD), Darden (DRI), Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ), American Tower (AMT), Saks (SKS), AutoZone (AZO), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Groupon (GRPN), Joy Global (JOY), Best Buy (BBY), Kohl's (KSS), Deckers (DECK), VeriFone (PAY), Tesla Motors (TSLA), Zynga (ZNGA) Monday Lowe's (LOW) has been soaring on the housing comeback. Management should discuss how this trend is playing out.Darden (DRI) has an analyst meeting. The stock has rallied even in the face of higher gasoline prices and the end of the payroll tax holiday. Cramer wants to hear how management will deal with these challenges.Hertz (HTZ) has had a run-up in business post Hurricane Sandy. Cramer wants to hear if the upside can continue. Tuesday The Fed: Probably the most influential mover of Complete Story »

25 февраля 2013, 16:36

Cramer's Mad Money - 14 Things To Watch In The Week Ahead (2/22/13)

By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Friday February 22. 14 Things To Watch In The Week Ahead: Lowe's (LOW), Home Depot (HD), Darden (DRI), Hertz Global Holdings (HTZ), American Tower (AMT), Saks (SKS), AutoZone (AZO), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Groupon (GRPN), Joy Global (JOY), Best Buy (BBY), Kohl's (KSS), Deckers (DECK), VeriFone (PAY), Tesla Motors (TSLA), Zynga (ZNGA) Monday Lowe's (LOW) has been soaring on the housing comeback. Management should discuss how this trend is playing out.Darden (DRI) has an analyst meeting. The stock has rallied even in the face of higher gasoline prices and the end of the payroll tax holiday. Cramer wants to hear how management will deal with these challenges.Hertz (HTZ) has had a run-up in business post Hurricane Sandy. Cramer wants to hear if the upside can continue. Tuesday The Fed: Probably the most influential mover of Complete Story »

31 января 2013, 10:54

UPDATE 2-SK Holdings chief jailed as S.Korea gets tough on chaebol

* SK Holdings shares close down nearly 3 pct prior to ruling (Adds more details, SK comments, background)

24 сентября 2012, 09:00

U.S. Poised To Hand Over Millions To Another Solar Panel Start-Up

LOS ANGELES, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A tiny solar company named SoloPower will flip the switch on production at a U.S. factory Thursday, a major step toward allowing it to tap a $197 million government loan guarantee awarded under the same controversial program that supported failed panel maker Solyndra. SoloPower has initiated a strategy to differentiate it from struggling commodity players in the solar panel industry. Still, there are several similarities between SoloPower and Solyndra - which became a lightning rod in the U.S. Presidential campaign this year after taking in more than $500 million in government loans and then filing for bankruptcy. Like Solyndra, SoloPower is a Silicon Valley start-up and uses the same non-traditional raw material in its solar panels. And, like its now-defunct peer, SoloPower is one of just four U.S. panel manufacturers to clinch loan guarantees under the Department of Energy's $35 billion program to support emerging clean energy technologies. The DOE payments to SoloPower will come on top of the $56.5 million SoloPower has collected in loans, tax credits and incentives from the state of Oregon and the city of Portland, where its first factory will be located. And, perhaps most importantly, SoloPower is entering the market at a time of cutthroat competition from cheaper solar products made in China. Though global demand for photovoltaic solar installations is expected to grow about 8 percent this year, rapid expansion of panel manufacturing in Asia in recent years - combined with a pullback in government incentives in key European markets - has left a glut of solar panels in the market, sending prices down 30 percent this year alone. Companies that make those panels are now struggling to survive. Even the world's largest solar panel maker, China's Suntech Power Holdings Inc, warned on Friday that it may be delisted by the New York Stock Exchange because its share price, which reached $90 in 2008, is now less than $1. Debt-heavy Suntech has also been hurt since it said in July that its partner in a solar development fund might have defrauded it with a bogus collateral pledge of hundreds of millions of German bonds. POLITICAL PRESSURE These struggles have heaped political pressure on the sector. Republicans, intent on taking back the White House in November's election, are using Solyndra and other U.S. Department of Energy loan failures to brand the Obama administration's green incentives a waste of public money and fountain of cronyism. Solyndra, for instance, was backed by George Kaiser, a major fundraiser for Obama. As the failures accumulate, Obama is under pressure to show better results for the program. Earlier this month, the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives passed a "No More Solyndras" bill that would phase out the program for energy loans. It is highly unlikely to be taken up by the U.S. Senate or signed by Obama. SoloPower says the comparisons to Solyndra are unwarranted. The San Jose, California company's lightweight, flexible solar panels have a unique advantage, Chief Executive Tim Harris said in an interview. They are pointed squarely at commercial and industrial rooftops that can't support traditional panels, according to Harris, who said half of the buildings in the world can't bear the weight of heavy, rigid panels made with silicon. This includes many of the buildings that house warehouses and big box retailers, Harris said. In addition, he said SoloPower panels are commanding a price premium in a market that has become increasingly commoditized. "We have way more demand than we have capacity at a very substantial premium price," Harris said in an interview. He declined to specify the premium SoloPower is able to charge, but said his company's product is best suited for markets such as Japan, Italy and Korea, which have high electricity prices and favorable incentives for rooftop systems. The company has been able to raise more than $200 million in venture funding from investors including Crosslink Capital, Hudson Clean Energy Partners, Convexa Capital Ventures and Firsthand Capital Management. "Before one dollar of the DOE loan is relied upon it will be demonstrable that this is a company that absolutely can manufacture a product that there will be verifiable demand for," said John Cavalier, a managing partner with Hudson Clean Energy Partners, which invested in SoloPower. "I don't think anyone will question the wisdom of making a loan of this nature to this company." But some in the industry are skeptical of SoloPower's ability to succeed without having to lower its prices to compete with cheaper products from Asia. "They are flexible and lightweight. Is anyone willing to pay a price premium for that? I would lean toward saying no," said Matt Feinstein, a solar industry analyst with Lux Research, a research and advisory firm that specializes in emerging technologies. "They have to compete head-to-head with the Chinese." LIGHTER, BUT LESS EFFICIENT SoloPower must have its first production line up and running and meet other undisclosed milestones before it can begin to draw down funds from its U.S. Department of Energy loan guarantee. Harris expects that to happen later this year or early next year. Funds from the loan guarantee will pay for construction of the rest of the Portland, Oregon factory, which is expected to be completed in 2014. DOE spokesman Damien LaVera would not provide details on the terms of SoloPower's loan guarantee and said the company's technology was not similar to Solyndra's, but would not elaborate. Once completed, the plant will produce 400 megawatts of solar panels annually and employ about 400 people. There are 60 people working there currently. SoloPower will be profitable once the first line is up and running producing panels, Harris said. Many solar companies, meanwhile, have been losing money as they scramble to cut costs as quickly as the prices on their products are falling. Solyndra, for its part, drew down 99 percent of its $535 million loan guarantee without turning a profit. Some project developers, bankers and others are wary of newer "thin film" solar technologies like SoloPower's that are less efficient than traditional panels at transforming the sun's light into electricity. Thin film, a broad term for solar panels that don't use silicon as their raw material, became a darling of investors five years ago when solar-grade silicon prices soared to $500 a kilogram. Thin film makers argued that despite their shortcomings in efficiency, they could deliver far cheaper solar power than their silicon-reliant rivals. Today, however, an influx of capacity from Asia has driven spot prices for polysilicon to about $20 per kg, raising questions about the need to fund alternatives to silicon-based panels. "SoloPower is going to have to deal with the industry perception right now that thin film is a dying technology," said GTM Research solar analyst MJ Shiao. "A start-up thin film manufacturer makes a lot of developers uneasy." But SoloPower's Harris disputed that view, saying his company already has more orders than it can fill. "There is a pipeline of projects that are about ready to go that are just waiting for this lightweight module. If you want to put solar on, we're the only choice," he said. "It would be impossible to start a factory today unless you had a unique product." CHEAP COMPETITION Like Solyndra, SoloPower's panels use copper indium gallium selenide, or CIGS, as their raw material. CIGS panels have long held the promise of being cheaper than polysilicon-based panels while delivering efficiencies that are higher than other thin film technologies such as cadmium telluride, the raw material used by U.S. solar heavyweight First Solar Inc. The drastic drop in the price of traditional panels over the last few years, however, has kept CIGS manufacturers from delivering on that promise on a commercial scale. In the last year, CIGS solar companies HelioVolt and Ascent Solar Technologies Inc have sold stakes to South Korean conglomerate SK Group and TFG Radiant Group, respectively. Another, Miasole, has cut staff and said publicly that it is searching for a partner. Rival Nanosolar earlier this month said its chief executive left after just eight months. Though Solyndra is the best known solar failure of the last year, it was far from the only one. GTM Research estimates that the United States produced 281 megawatts of PV modules in the first half of 2012, compared with 561 MW in the first half of 2011. That's a big reason why a string of manufacturers in both the United States and Europe have closed their doors in the face of competition from increasingly cheap Chinese panels. First Solar, for example, postponed indefinitely its plans for a second U.S. factory in Arizona because of the weak market conditions. Start-ups are being hit too. Of the four companies that received loan guarantees for photovoltaic solar manufacturing, two - Solyndra and Abound Solar - have filed for bankruptcy. SoloPower and Lexington, Massachusetts-based 1366 Technologies Inc, which received a $150 million loan guarantee, remain. 1366 also has yet to draw down funds from its loan guarantee. Even the Chinese manufacturers, whose products are the cheapest in the world, are losing money and struggling with ballooning inventories. One of the biggest Chinese solar companies, LDK Solar Co Ltd, said earlier this month that it was looking to raise cash and may sell a strategic stake. For its part, SoloPower has hired Macquarie Capital to help it explore partnership opportunities. Such a deal could include giving distribution rights to a European or Asian partner in return for a stake in the company. SoloPower is not up for sale, however, Harris said. In fact, the company could even pursue an initial public offering next year, Cavalier of Hudson Clean Energy Partners said. "If the capital markets come back next year, I think we will be able to articulate the value that we offer to potential IPO investors," he said.

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18 сентября 2012, 16:13

Тайны нерукотворных изображений Христа: плащаница и "вуали Вероники".

Оригинал взят у marinni в Тайны нерукотворных изображений Христа: плащаница и "вуали Вероники".Вуаль Вероники. 15-18 век.Уже много лет идут споры вокруг Туринской плащаницы.При этом почему-то забывают, что плащаница - не единственная реликвия, на которой имеется нерукотворный образ.Другая- это "Вуаль Вероники" — нерукотворное изображение Иисуса Христа, которое, по преданию, появилось на платке, который Вероника дала Христу, когда он нёс свой крест на Голгофу, чтобы он вытер лицо.Известны два "Плата Вероники"- в соборе Святого Петра в Ватикане и в церкви в Манопелло, за признание подлинности одного из них идет настоящая война.Еще есть предание о плате-полотенце, которым Христос вытирал лицо ДО голгофы, поэтому там он еще без тернового венца.Святой Мандилион. Икона из Капеллы Санта-Матилда, Ватикан. VI в. (?)Царь Эдессы послал художника запечатлеть Христа, тот умыл лицо и вытерся платом- и на нем проявилось изображение:Этот лик впоследствии был выкуплен из Эдесса императором Константинополя, нореликвия была похищена во время разграбления города в 1204 году, после чего утеряна.------------Лик из Манопелло---------Второй- "Лик из Манопелло", от тоже называется "Вуаль Вероники", но там нет тернового венца:Volto Santo from Manoppello (Italia).Нерукотворность этих изображений связывает их с другой общеизвестной реликвией — Туринской плащаницей:Ее загадка не разгадана до сих пор.Как появился отпечаток, когда он возник- радиоуглеродные анализы дают дату гораздо позднее смерти Христа.Сама Католическая церковь официально не признаёт плащаницу подлинной, хотя хранит ее и почитает.А дальше- личное дело самих верующих.Хотите- верьте в истинность, хотите- нет.Подробней про нерукотворные лики можно почитать-ТУТ--------------------Эти нерукотворные изображения стали первыми иконами и дали начало множеству образов, где лик изображается на плате:Симон Ушаков. Спас Нерукотворный.Спас на убрусе (Св. Мандилион).Плат с ликом иногда держат ангелы:Спас Нерукотворный в Спасском соборе ВяткиParish church in Zweinitz in the community of Weitensfeld - TympanumThe Mandylion from Jankowce, Historic Museum in Sanok, PolandСпас нерукотворный. последняя треть 18 века.Monastery Ossiach - Celling-painting: Painted Dome with Angel with the Veil of Veronica - Painter:Josef Ferdinand Fromiller------------Плат Вероники--------===================================Kruiswegstaties, Westfalen, ca. 1530.По преданиям, некая женщина дала Христу платок, когда он нес крест на Голгофу, чтобы он мог вытереть пот и кровь от терновых игл с лица:Alsace, Bas-Rhin, Strasbourg, Eglise Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux catholique, Choeur, Tableaux "La Passion du Christ" (1485), H.Lutzelmann?, Jésus portant la croixЛик Иисуса запечатлелся на платке, здесь видно, как он проявляется:Jacopo PontormoDekoration der Papstkapelle Leo X. in Santa Maria Novella in Florenz, Lünette, Szene: Hl. Veronika, DetailDate 1515Эта реликвия хранится в соборе св. Петра в Риме.На платке на просвет видно изображение лица Иисуса.Так же, как и на плащанице-изображение было нанесено не краской и не какими-либо известными органическими материалами.Ученые исследуют эти изображения до сих пор, но тайна пока не разгадана.Причем, Ватикан отказывается признать подлинность хранящейся в отдаленном монастыре итальянской деревни Манопелло иконы "Вуаль Вероники".Дело в том, что в распоряжении Святого Престола находится собственная реликвия, претендующая на то, чтобы называться вуалью святой Вероники.Если вуаль в Манопелло подлинная, это означает, что другая вуаль Вероники, которая хранится в соборе Святого Петра в Ватикане, но которую видели всего несколько человек.Плат Вероники изображается на многих картинах и скульптурах:Петр и Павел с платом.Family Group Adoring the Veil of Veronica, c. 1490, Austrian, oil on panelРимская католическая церковь причислила Веронику к лику святых, хотя нет достоверных сведений о том, что история с вуалью действительно имела место. По крайней мере в Новом Завете об описанном событии нет упоминания.Если верить Ватикану, Вероника долго хранила вуаль. Говорят, она вылечила с ее помощью римского императора Тиберия, а затем передала ее Папе Климентию на хранение.И с тех пор вуаль хранится в соборе Святого Петра в Риме.========================The veil of St. Veronica (Vera Icon).Polski: Chusta św. Weroniki (Vera Icon).Date circa 1450Saint Veronica’s VeilMade in Italyc. 1500Bernardino di Bosio Zaganelli, Italian (active Romagna), c. 1470 – c. 1510Oil on panel--------Интересные факты------=============================По официальным данным Ватикана Платок Вероники - самая ценная реликвия христианства, до сих пор хранится в Базилике Святого Петра.В 1628 году Папа Урбан VIII издает запрет и торжественные демонстрации Вуали верующим прекращаются.Но увидеть ее практически невозможно.Вуаль Вероники вынимается из колонны на всеобщее обозрение единственный раз в году - в пятую воскресную вечерю Великого Поста, но время показа коротко и к тому же, она демонстрируется с высокой лоджии Столпа Святой Вероники.Приблизиться к реликвии разрешается лишь каноникам Базилики Святого Петра.Плат Вероники, Доменико Фетти, 1620St. Peter und Paul, In der Stelle, Bodman, Bodman-LudwigshafenPredella of the altarpiece in Sankt Peters Klosters kyrka in Lund, Skåne, Sweden. Relieve of angels holding Veronica's veil-------------Тромплей---------Изображения "tromp l'oeil" были очень популярны в 17 веке, есть несколько платов Вероники в этой технике:Philippe de Champaigne (Bruxelles 1602-Parigi 1674), Velo della Veronica, ante 1654------Francisco de Zurbarán----------Francisco de Zurbarán - TheThe Sudarium of St VeronicaDate between 1658 and 1661Francisco de Zurbarán - TheThe Sudarium of St Veronica=======Дотошный немецкий журналист Паул Бадде, весной 2004 года обратился к кардиналу Франческо Маркизано, генеральному викарию Ватикана и протоиерею Базилики Св. Петра, с просьбой увидеть сокрытую в колонне реликвию.Отказы кардинал обьяснял тем, что "с течением лет изображение слишком поблекло".Наконец, настойчивость журналиста победила и для него сделали исключение - позволили войти в хранилище Ватикана, расположенного в Столпе Вероники.Он пережил глубокое разочарование. Льняное полотно не только не произвело на него никакого впечатления, но на нем с трудом можно увидеть что-либо-изображение больше похоже на темное пятно.Бадде подозревает, что в начале семнадцатого века, когда еще строилась новая Базилика Святого Петра, Вуаль была украдена, а на её место подложена неудачная копия.------------Вуаль Вероники-------Здесь платок изображен в виде вуали, как та, что хранится в Монапелло:Robert Campin (1375/1379–1444) St VeronicaDate 1410--------Спор о вуали из Монапелло-------======================================«Официальное признание после стольких веков молчания имело бы огромное теологическое и иконографическое значение», – заявил представителям итальянской прессы еще один сторонник подлинности монастырской иконы, немецкий священник-иезуит, преподаватель искусства Грегорианского университета в Риме Франк Генрих Фейфер.Изучив вуаль, он пришел к выводу, что она обладает необычными, можно сказать, сверхъестественными свойствами. Вуаль представляет собой небольшой кусок ткани размером 6,7 на 9,4 дюйма (примерно 17 на 24 см).St Veronica (detail)by MASTER OF FLÉMALLEОна почти прозрачная, красновато-коричневого цвета, на ней запечатлено лицо бородатого мужчины,никаких следов краски на ней нет.В зависимости от наклона лучей солнца лицо то пропадает, то появляется, что в средние века само по себе считалось чудом.Кроме того, изображение есть с обеих сторон - то и другое абсолютно идентичны друг другу.Реликвия потрясает наблюдателя своими свойствами. Она представляет собой смесь диапозитива и голограммы человека средиземноморской наружности с разбитым лицом и сломанным носом. Такие детали, как тонкая борода и выщипанные брови, выглядят почти как фотография или, по крайней мере, негатив.Bourg en Bresse eglise de brou museumПри тусклом освещении изображение теряет цвет, отпечатки становятся темнее и черты лица Христа выглядят такими, как у покойника.Если повернуть изображение против дневного света, оно исчезает, а когда за ним наблюдаешь со стороны алтаря, выражение глаз на лице Иисуса меняется и он как будто смотрит вбок.Считают, что вуаль сделана из виссона – очень качественного шелка, получаемого из нитей мидий, с помощью которых эти моллюски прикрепляются к скалам.В древности из виссона ткали одежду для фараонов и самых высокопоставленных иудейских священнослужителей.------------St Veronica-------------====================================На этих картинах не вуаль, а плотная ткань, как та реликвия, которая хранится в Ватикане.--------Master of Saint Veronica--------German Gothic Era Painter, active ca.1395-1420Одни из первых картин 15 века, этого художника так и называют: Мастер Св.Вероники:Saint Veronica with the Sudariumabout 1420, Master of Saint VeronicaSt. Veronica with the Holy Kerchiefc. 1420Tempera on oak, 78 x 48 cmAlte Pinakothek, Munichhttp://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/master_of_saint_veronica.html--------------------------"Crucifixion Triptych (Rogier van der Weyden)"circa 1445Medium oil on oak panel-------------------Ганс Мемлинг (около 1433–1494)1470-------------------------Christ Carrying the Cross and Veronica with the SudariumDate between 1477 and 1478------------------------Angels Supporting the Veil of St VeronicaMaster of Saint Ursula Legend c 1475-1500Oil on panel, 62 x 44 cmPrivate collectionSt Veronica with the Sudarium by the Master of Saint Ursula Legend c 1475-1500---------------Dortmund, Westfalen, Propsteikirche, altar, crucifixion {Baegert}, detailбольшая:http://www.flickr.com/photos/ana_sudani/sets/72157626551167866/with/5642401431/------------Эль Греко------------St Veronica With The Sudary 1579 by El Greco-----------Скульптура и рельефы-------Sacro Monte di Varallo, Varallo Sesia, Italy - Polychrome clay statues and frescos; Chapel XXXVI, Jesus on the Road to Calvary, statues by Tabacchetti e Giovanni d'Enrico, 1599-1600Church of la Godivelle : statue (Puy-de-Dôme, France).Santo Domingo de la Calzada18th century tabernacle depicting the Holy Face of Christ.-------------Есть очень много поздних изображений, типа таких картин:Saint Veronica With The Veil - Mattia PretiИх можно посмотреть по ссылкам.Загадок и тайн нерукотворных изображений еще много.Существует целая наука: синдология, которая их исследует.На плащанице- негатив, на платах- позитив, вот и думай:)Я не компетентна в этих вопросах, здесь меня больше интересовала иконография.Буду рада, если кто-то разбирающийся подскажет, где почитать действительно хороший научный анализ. ---------Вуаль св. Вероники-----------============http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Veil_of_Veronicahttp://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%82_%D0%92%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%B8%D0%BA%D0%B8-------------http://www.artcyclopedia.org/http://www.wga.hu/http://www.lib-art.com/art-prints/veronica.htmlhttp://bjws.blogspot.com/2012/08/saint-veronica-paintings.htmlhttp://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2012/05/25/the-miracle-of-santo-domingohttps://www.google.ru/search?num=10&hl=ru&newwindow=1&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1575&bih=867&q=st+veronica%27s+veil&oq=St+Veronica&gs_l=img.1.3.0i19l4.2631.2631.0.7313.1.1.0.0.0.0.90.90.1.1.0...0.0...1ac.yGEBkR7mvnAhttp://anomalia.kulichki.ru/text/042.htmhttp://www.proza.ru/2010/03/18/1581Изложение версии, что на Туринской плащанице изображен великий магистр ордена Тамплиеров Жак де Моле.

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13 сентября 2012, 11:22

Seoul shares end flat after heavy trading; phone makers gain

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23 августа 2012, 19:45

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim shed 1.5M shares of Saks ([[SKS]] -1.9%), according to a SEC filing (Form 4). The investor still holds a position just north of 25M shares.

Mexican magnate Carlos Slim shed 1.5M shares of Saks (SKS -1.9%), according to a SEC filing (Form 4). The investor still holds a position just north of 25M shares. Post your comment!