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Strategic Relationship Enables Computop Paygate Merchant Customers to Allow Consumers to Purchase Goods Beyond Domestic Borders in Their Local Currency Through SafetyPay's Secure Online Bank Transfer New York and Miami Beach, FL - Feb 19, 2013 - Computop, a leading payment service provider (PSP), and SafetyPay, the real time safe online-banking payment solution that enables consumers to shop from merchants worldwide and pay directly from their bank account in their local currency, today announced a strategic global partnership. Through this relationship, Computop now offers SafetyPay as part of its Paygate payment platform. With this functionality, Computop expands its already comprehensive range of payment options that enable businesses and consumers to conduct transactions globally in a secure payment environment. With SafetyPay, consumers with an online bank acco... (more)

TAT Technologies Reports Election of New Independent Director and Member of the Audit Committee

GEDERA, Israel, January 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT - News), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, reported today that following the approval by the Audit Committee of the Company that Ms. Iris Shapira Yalon is qualified to serve as an "independent director" of the Company, the Board of Directors of the Company elected Mrs. Shapira as a member of the Board and of the Audit Committee of the Company.  The Audit Committee also determined that Ms. Shapira is qualified as a "director with accounting and financial expertise". Ms. Shapira (44) has served, since February 2010, as the CFO of Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd. and, since 2010, as an "external" director of Computer Direct Group Ltd. During 2010-2011, she served as an "external" director of E.T. View Lt... (more)

Cardiac Science AEDs Now Available for Airbus Aircraft

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation, a global leader in automated external defibrillator (AED) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, announced that it will partner with Germany-based Innovint Aircraft Interior GmbH to distribute Cardiac Science AEDs on aircraft worldwide. Innovint is a leader in the global aircraft interior and equipment market and an approved Buyer Furnished Equipment (BFE) supplier for Airbus. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080306/AQTH510LOGO)   "We wanted a company that provides products that exceed the rigorous standards common in the aerospace industry for emergency equipment," said Manfred Groening, Innovint chief executive officer. "Cardiac Science was our first choice because of their extensive self-tests and their ability to deliver a globally standardized product and service in over... (more)

Broadway's Best Party Arrives at American Airlines Terminal 8 at JFK International Airport

NEW YORK, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The music that ignited a generation and heats up Broadway every night in "Rock of Ages" is coming to American Airlines Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on Friday, April 13. The classic rock love story will erupt into Broadway's best party post-security at Terminal 8, entertaining customers with the sounds of such feel-good, sing-out-loud songs as "Here I Go Again," "Wanted Dead or Alive," "High Enough" and "Don't Stop Believin'." As the show's Official Airline Partner, American Airlines will host two free performances at the airport terminal at 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Set on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip, "Rock of Ages" tells the story of a boy from South Detroit and a small-town girl who fall in love and chase their dreams of making it big. The Broadway musical features songs made famous by Journey, Whites... (more)

Frost & Sullivan Lauds HYPE Innovation for its Unique End-to-End Innovation Management Solution

- Hype Innovation Management Software supports the transformation of a high quality idea into a viable innovation LONDON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the end-to-end innovation management solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes HYPE Innovation with the 2012 European New Product Innovation Award for its Innovation Management Software.  Unlike traditional vendors whose selling point is centered on the quantity of ideas, HYPE delivers a superior, quality-centric solution for innovation management. It equips its customers with a streamlined process, improving the prospects of transforming a high quality idea into a viable innovation. "HYPE's Software clearly facilitates innovation by providing a highly scalable end-to-end management platform with a superior focus on quality of ideas," noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analysts Charanya... (more)

Travel Insurance - Price vs Cover

CHESTER, England, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't risk underinsuring your Easter getaway The cheapest price doesn't always offer the best level of cover Be sure to secure the best value for your travel money too, says MoneySupermarket Families jetting off for an Easter getaway should check the levels of cover offered by their travel insurance, and not just opt for the cheapest policy available, warns MoneySupermarket.com. Cost versus cover According to analysis from MoneySupermarket, those who opt for the cheapest level of cover available could be underinsuring themselves considerably. For example, a family of four can cover themselves for a fortnight's holiday to Spain for £10 from Cheaper Travel Insurance - this offers £500 worth of baggage cover. However, when you dig deeper into the policy details, you would have to pay the first £250 worth of any claim rela... (more)

Alaska Air Group Reports Record Third Quarter 2013 Results

SEATTLE, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: Reported record third quarter net income, excluding special items, of $157 million, or $2.21 per diluted share, compared to adjusted net income of $150 million, or $2.09 per diluted share in the prior-year quarter. This quarter's results compare to a First Call analyst consensus estimate of $2.14 per share. Recorded net income for the third quarter under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $289 million or $4.08 per diluted share, compared to net income of $163 million, or $2.27 per diluted share in 2012. Achieved trailing 12-month return on invested capital of 13.0 percent compared to 12.7 percent in the 12 months ended Sept. 30, 2012. Lowered adjusted debt-to-total-capitalization ratio by 7.0 percentage points, to 47.0 percent, from Dec. 31, 2012. Paid a $0.20 per-share quarterly cash divid... (more)

Gogo Partners with Lifestyle Technology Expert Cassie Slane to Share Latest Travel Technology Tips for the Holiday Travel Season

ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, has teamed up with lifestyle technology expert Cassie Slane to share the latest travel trends for this holiday season. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7350151-gogo-partners-with-lifestyle-technology-expert-cassie-slane-to-share-holiday-travel-tips/ "Whether passengers are traveling an hour away or embarking on an international destination, the holiday travel season can be a challenge for everyone," says lifestyle technology expert Cassie Slane. "Technology advancements such as international connectivity, free texting services, and the ability to stream movies & TV shows to your own device offer passengers a variety of new ways to stay productive and entertained in-flight.... (more)

Aeroflot Once Again Tops Global Punctuality Rating

MOSCOW, December 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeroflot was recognized as the world's most punctual airline once again in November 2014, according to FlightStats, a US-based flight statistics agency. According to the November 2014 survey, 93.22% of Aeroflot flights arrived on time, putting Aeroflot ahead of renowned global peers like SAS, KLM, Lufthansa, British Airways and Emirates. "The first key to success for any company in the transportation sector is to provide high quality transport services. This is especially true for airlines because we face more stringent requirements, and the air transport sector is extremely competitive," said Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Saveliev. FlightStats is a global leader in the analysis of flight data, covering more than 86% of flights globally in real time. This enables the company to track even slight delays of 15 minutes. About Aeroflot  ... (more)

Military Aircraft Market Worth $87.5B by 2025: Fixed-Wing Aircraft 2015-2025 Research Report

DALLAS, January 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Military Fixed Wing Aircraft Market 2015-2025 report, now available with ReportsnReports.com, provides readers with a detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of industry leading companies, and key news. The global military aircraft market is expected to be worth US$61.2 billion in 2015 and is expected increase to US$87.5 billion by 2025, representing a CAGR of 3.64% during the forecast period. The market is anticipated to be dominated by the North America followed by Asia Pacific and Europe. The US is the largest spender with a cumulative expenditure of US$260.9 billion over the next decade. In terms of segments, multi-role and transport aircraft are expected to account for 56.4% and 22.4% of the mili... (more)

Katerina Moutsatsos, Kayikci and SOA World

After almost three months of traveling, I returned home today. When I flew around the island before I touched down, it was one of the most beautiful November days in the Caribbean. I had left home Labor Day weekend and traveled through Greece and Italy for most of October. It was one of the best seasons in Athens and Capri. Last Tuesday I was on a Turkish Airlines flight from Istanbul to New York. They must have bought new planes, still Airbus but with a personal entertainment system on every seat with huge plasma touch screens - beats JetBlue big time. This flight is almost 12 hours. For a 36-hour stay in Istanbul, you better try your best to rest before you land in JFK, otherwise the remainder of your day will be completely shot. After going through "Two and Half Man" and the rest of the TV sitcoms, all popular movies including Oceans 13, I continued playing aroun... (more)