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Big Issues Make the Big Screen in Times Square


New York, NY (Vocus) September 8, 2010

As world leaders convene in New York this September for a high-level summit to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations Foundation unveiled a high-impact public service announcement about the most critical issues facing the world today on the Toshiba Vision screen in Times Square. During a launch event at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Assistant Secretary-General Sigrid Kaag, and the UN Foundations Chief Operating Officer Rick Parnell unveiled a special Public Service Announcement inviting people to get involved to solve global problems marking the first time that the work of the UN is featured prominently in this iconic space.

The United Nations is grateful to Toshiba for its willingness to provide its Toshiba Vision screen to help raise awareness about the most pressing global challenges in one of the main crossroads of the world, said UNDP Assistant Administrator Sigrid Kaag. Only by working together with world leaders, the private sector, and individuals, can we make real progress towards ending poverty and hunger, improving the health of mothers and children, fighting preventable diseases, and protecting the environment.

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-television host-actress Kelly Rowland helped premiere the new video message via a live call, saying, We all can send the message to world leaders that we care about these goals and want to make a difference. Rowland joined the call to action by inviting her friends and fans to get involved. You dont have to be a celebrity or a world leader or a billionaire to make a difference. Everyone can do something today to make sure that women get an education, children are born with health and safety and families can live without the threat of disease.

The MDGs are a to-do list for the UN, world leaders, and citizens alike, said Rick Parnell of the UN Foundation. By placing this important message on the big screen in Times Square, we hope everyone will see that they too can help the UN create a better world. We want people to share the urgent call to action in their respective town squares across the U.S. and the world. We are thankful to Toshiba for providing its Toshiba Vision screen at One Times Square to help amplify the discussion about these important goals.

This month, all eyes are on New York where world leaders will meet at the UN headquarters for the MDG Review Summit – marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the eight goals by all 192 UN member-states. From September 20-24, 2010, President Barack Obama and other world leaders will deliver their plan to tackle the biggest problems facing the world today.

The 30-second PSA debuting today was produced by GOOD in partnership with the UN Foundation and Millennium Promise. It focuses on the eight MDGs: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, and develop a global partnership for development. The PSA will continue airing on the Toshiba Vision screen throughout the month of September as world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly, UN MDG Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative and other high-level meetings.

Three additional PSAs will air on the Toshiba Vision screen, focusing on how individuals can help the UN advance the MDGs by empowering and educating girls, ending preventable childhood diseases, and protecting the environment. They will be broadcasted along with the new MDG PSA throughout the month of September. The videos are available for viewing and downloading at http://www.unfoundation.org/mdgs. The UN Foundation encourages people everywhere to use these announcements and share them with networks through social media, broadcast, and other channels to raise awareness about how people everywhere can get involved in tackling global problems.

To watch the PSAs and to learn more about how to advance the MDGs, visit http://www.unfoundation.org/mdgs. For high-res images and b-roll footage of the PSAs on the screen, please contact klornsen(at)unfoundation(dot)org.

To learn more about the United Nations Development Programme and its work around the world to combat poverty visit http://www.undp.org.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Toshiba Vision

Prominently positioned below the world-famous New Year countdown ball in New York Citys Times Square business and entertainment district, Toshibas massive dual LED signboards, known collectively as TOSHIBA VISION, serve a variety of promotional and public-service functions. In addition to illuminating the annual New Year countdown for upwards of 1 billion celebrants worldwide, the Interlocking System connects both boards in brilliant seasonal displays and animated sporting events. From atop One Times Square Building, one of the most valuable advertising locations in the world, TOSHIBA VISION ensures superb domestic and international media exposure, providing the Toshiba brand with unrivalled quantitative and qualitative promotional benefits. For more information on the TOSHIBA VISION LED signboards please visit http://www.toshibavision.com.

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eInstruction Introduces Mobi View, The First Mobile Interactive Whiteboard With Touch Screen Control


Denton, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2011

eInstruction, an educational technology pioneer, is meeting market demand for interactivity and mobility with the release of Mobi View, the industrys first mobile interactive whiteboard with an integrated touch screen display. At $ 449USD, Mobi View delivers the full functionality of a fixed interactive whiteboard in a handheld device, while greatly simplifying control of lesson delivery through an interactive touch screen display located just above the writing area.

An independent survey conducted by Creative Research Services, Inc. shows that 9 out of 10 educators prefer to move around the classroom while they teach, something they cant do with a fixed interactive whiteboard. Mobi Views enhanced features allow teachers to be 100 percent mobile without need for a fixed whiteboard or access to a computer for the duration of their lessons. This mobility enables seamless, efficient, and engaging lesson delivery, creating more teachable moments and more interactivity with students.

We are continuing to innovate based on feedback we receive from educators. In the year since we launched the original Mobi, we have heard time and time again that mobility and collaboration are changing the classroom experience for both students and teachers, said Steve Kaye, CEO of eInstruction. With Mobi View, we wanted to do more for teachers by enabling them to quickly and easily access, control and interact with their instructional materials while fully involving their students at the same time. Mobi View provides all of this and more in an affordable, mobile device thats a real pleasure to use.

According to a research analysis by Interactive Educational Systems Design, Inc., fixed interactive whiteboards have been, in some cases, associated with teacher-centered instructional methods that reduce student involvement in instruction. Mobi View affords the same benefits as fixed interactive whiteboards, while removing the tendency of the fixed board to result in lecture-style teaching.

Using the Mobi has allowed our teachers to come out from behind the desk and move freely throughout the classroom, truly creating a student-centered learning environment, said Andy Kuhl, Director of Secondary Curriculum and Instruction in Wilkes-Barre Area School District. We are observing that students are more engaged in the learning process.

Mobi View introduces students and teachers to improved teaching and learning experiences through the following benefits:

Paint Manufacturer Replaces Vibrating Screen with DCF Filter to Solve Throughput Problems

Portage, MI (PRWEB) May 5, 2005

Latex architectural paint manufacturer Flex Bon Paints used a vibrating screen for final filtering on its automatic and semiautomatic paint fill lines, prior to filling one and five gallon (4 and 19 liter) paint containers. The flow rates on the lines ran as high as 80 gallons/min3 (18.2 m3h), but throughput on the vibrating screen was inadequate. The screen was too noisy, labor intensive and would overflow, because solids that collected on the screen had to be manually removed. Flex Bon engineers decided to look for a quieter filtering system that could keep up with the fill lines and eliminate the overflow problems. The in-line filter they selected seemed to fit the bill — or so they thought. Soon after installation, they began experiencing problems, including seals that did not properly seal. Shep Beasley, director of purchasing and plant operations at Flex Bon Paints said, “We were looking for an answer. We saw an ad for Ronningen-Petter DCF filters and decided to get more information.”

Ronningen-Petter’s Solution

After consulting with Ronningen-Petter, Flex Bon installed a Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter with an electrical timer control that purges the collected solids at timed intervals. The DCF-800 filter has a patented cleaning disc that moves up and down the filtering screen, scraping debris from the screen and collecting it in a chamber at the bottom of the filter. The debris is periodically purged from the collection chamber by a discharge valve in a process that takes less than 7/10 of a second — with no interruption

in production.

Results

The Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter has no moving seals, so the sealing problems Flex Bon was experiencing with the in-line filter were eliminated. Even better, the DCF-800 filter cleans and purges without halting production, resulting in a constant differential pressure and very high throughput levels on the paint fill line. Beasley said, “We haven’t found the upper limits of flow rates yet with the DCF. We feed our one-gallon and five-gallon lines at the same time and cannot starve them. It exceeded our expectations.”

Application Data

Model: DCF-800

Type of liquid: Latex architectural paint

Flow rate: Up to 80 gpm

Viscosity: 1200 cps

Temperature: Ambient

Filtration Required: 150 micron (100 mesh)

Disc/Purge Control: Electrical timer control

Cleaning Disc Material: UHMWPE

Filter Location: Paint fill area for 1 and 5 gallon cans

Elastomers: Buna-N

by Ask Filter Man

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man at http://www.Ronningen-Petter.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

If you would like to discuss this filtration solution with one of Ronningen-Petter’s highly-trained Applications Specialists, please contact us at http://www.Ronningen-Petter.com/ContactUs/Contact-Us.asp

http://www.Ronningen-Petter.com

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Paint Manufacturer Replaces Vibrating Screen with Self-Cleaning Filter to Solve Throughput Problems

Portage, MI (PRWEB) August 8, 2005

Flex Bon Paints of Ft. Myers, Florida experienced overflow and noise problems with the vibrating screen on its paint fill lines. A new in-line filter, installed to replace the vibrating screen, had its own set of problems. After seeing an ad for Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF filters, Flex Bon engineers contacted Ronningen-Petter and got the help they needed. Flex Bon installed a Ronningen-Petter DCF-800 filter, and forever solved the volume, and noise problems on its paint fill lines.

Latex architectural paint manufacturer Flex Bon Paints used a vibrating screen for final filtering on its automatic and semiautomatic paint fill lines, prior to filling one and five gallon (4 and 19 liter) paint containers. The flow rates on the lines ran as high as 80 gallons/min3 (18.2 m3h), but throughput on the vibrating screen was inadequate. The screen was too noisy, labor intensive and would overflow, because solids that collected on the screen had to be manually removed. Flex Bon engineers decided to look for a quieter filtering system that could keep up with the fill lines and eliminate the overflow problems. The in-line filter they selected seemed to fit the bill — or so they thought. Soon after installation, they began experiencing problems, including seals that did not properly seal. Shep Beasley, director of purchasing and plant operations at Flex Bon Paints said, “We were looking for an answer. We saw an ad for Ronningen-Petter DCF filters and decided to get more information.”

Ronningen-Petters Solution

After consulting with Ronningen-Petter, Flex Bon installed a Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter with an electrical timer control that purges the collected solids at timed intervals. The DCF-800 filter has a patented cleaning disc that moves up and down the filtering screen, scraping debris from the screen and collecting it in a chamber at the bottom of the filter. The debris is periodically purged from the collection chamber by a discharge valve in a process that takes less than 7/10 of a second — with no interruption

in production.

Results

The Ronningen-Petter Mechanically-Cleaned DCF-800 filter has no moving seals, so the sealing problems Flex Bon was experiencing with the in-line filter were eliminated. Even better, the DCF-800 filter cleans and purges without halting production, resulting in a constant differential pressure and very high throughput levels on the paint fill line. Beasley said, “We haven’t found the upper limits of flow rates yet with the DCF. We feed our one-gallon and five-gallon lines at the same time and cannot starve them. It exceeded our expectations.”

Application Data

Model: DCF-800

Type of liquid: Latex architectural paint

Flow rate: Up to 80 gpm

Viscosity: 1200 cps

Temperature: Ambient

Filtration Required: 150 micron (100 mesh)

Disc/Purge Control: Electrical timer control

Cleaning Disc Material: UHMWPE

Filter Location: Paint fill area for 1 and 5 gallon cans

Elastomers: Buna-N

by Ask Filter Man

For questions about industrial filtration, please visit the Ask Filter Man at http://www.ronningen-petter.com/Ask-Filter-Man-Blog.asp

If you would like to discuss this filtration solution with one of Ronningen-Petter’s highly-trained Applications Specialists, please contact us at http://www.Ronningen-Petter.com/ContactUs/Contact-Us.asp

http://www.Ronningen-Petter.com

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A United States Potato Processor Discovered that a Ronningen-Petter Self-cleaning Filter can Replace their Costly, Maintenance Intensive Vibrating Screen Unit

Portage, MI (PRWEB) May 4, 2006

A food processing company was using a vibrating shaker-screen filter for their potato starch line. They had been having problems with the starch gelatinous particles clogging the screen, which would cause them to lose quality product within their discharged material.

The clogged screen would also result in an overflow of valuable liquid flooding the area.

Raw materials cost began to skyrocket and the quality of the end product suffered due to the screens clogging. Employees were also subject to serious safety concerns due to the noisy, flooded work area.

The combination of all these factors negatively impacted the potato processors bottom line.

Costs: The need to re-filter the product several times during the process increased the cost of production. Not to mention the fact that valuable liquids were ending up on the production floor rather than in the end product.

Quality: The quality of the end product (starch) was lessened because the continuously clogged screen did not catch all the particles that needed to be filtered out.

Safety: Because of the vibrating screen clogging — and as a result, overflow — the excess fluid became a hazard to those who were passing by due to slippage on the wet surface. In addition, the loud noise made by the screen required that all employees nearby to wear ear protection.

Profits: The Company had to continuously monitor and adjust their potato processing line due to the vibrating screen unit; which was taking away much needed resources from other areas of production.


It was necessary to re-filter the product several times which increased their employee overtime costs.

They had to purchase additional raw materials because of the waste occurring on discharge.

And finally, they needed to purchase additional employee safety materials due to the hazards created by the vibrating screen.

When all the issues were analyzed together they identified a significant decrease in their profitability.

Subsequently, it was determined that they needed the advice of a filtration expert. The company turned to Ask Filter Man at Ronningen-Petter to determine if there was a better filtration solution that would address their concerns.

Solution:

Ronningen-Petter analyzed their potato starch line, and determined that a DCF-1600 self cleaning filter could replace the vibrating screen unit.

The DCF-1600 is a closed system that is not open to the atmosphere, relying on pump pressure (not gravity) to filter liquids.

This filter would tackle their excess product loss (higher cost and quality), safety concerns, and monitoring issues that resulted in lower profits.

Their headaches could be handled with one self cleaning filtration unit!

The DCF self-cleaning filter is based on a simple concept:

1) Cylindrical stainless steel housing contains a filter screen

2) Unfiltered liquids enter the inlet; solids are deposited on the interior surface of the filtration media

3) Filtered fluid exits at the outlet.

This enables the filter to be completely enclosed, and run automatically with minimal operator intervention.

The potato starch application details are as follows:

Model: DCF-1600 Self Cleaning Filter

Liquid: Water with Starch Fibers and Gels

Retention: 100 micron

Pressure: 40 psi (2.7 bar)

Flow Rate: 200 gpm max (757 l/min)

Viscosity: