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Presentation materials for the Prudential Financial Inc.

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 14 giugno 2019

(NYSE: PRU) conference are now available at Prudential’s Investor Relations website, The conference begins on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The general public is invited to access a live webcast of the conference on the Investor Relations website. A replay of the conference will also be available on the Investor Relations website through June 26, 2019.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2019, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century.

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ITT to Present at the Goldman Sachs Industrials & Materials Conference 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 14 maggio 2019

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) Chief Financial Officer Thomas Scalera will present at the Goldman Sachs Industrials & Materials Conference 2019 in New York City on Thursday, May 16. His comments will begin at 10:55 a.m. ET.The entire presentation will be webcast live at A replay of the webcast will be available on the site until Thursday, May 30, 2019.
ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2018 revenues of $2.7 billion. For more information, visit

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Signature Bank Announces Availability of Materials for 2019 Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 12 marzo 2019

Signature Bank (Nasdaq:SBNY), a New York-based full-service commercial bank, announced today the Bank’s proxy materials for its 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are now available and also can be viewed via the Internet.The record date for determination of shareholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting is February 27, 2019. A proxy statement with more information will be sent to shareholders of record along with a 2018 Annual Report. Both documents will be available for viewing through the investor relations section of Signature Bank’s website at Signature Bank’s 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) at The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street, New York, NY, 10017, (212) 661-9600.
Signature Bank, member FDIC, is a New York-based full-service commercial bank with 31 private client offices throughout the New York metropolitan area and Connecticut as well as San Francisco. The Bank’s growing network of private client banking teams serves the needs of privately owned businesses, their owners and senior managers.Signature Bank’s specialty finance subsidiary, Signature Financial, LLC, provides equipment finance and leasing. Signature Securities Group Corporation, a wholly owned Bank subsidiary, is a licensed broker-dealer, investment adviser and member FINRA/SIPC, offering investment, brokerage, asset management and insurance products and services.Signature Bank recently introduced its revolutionary, blockchain-based digital payments platform, Signet™, enabling real-time payments for its commercial clients. The Signet Platform allows the Bank’s commercial clients to make payments in U.S. dollars, 24/7/365, safely and securely, without transaction fees. Signature Bank is the first FDIC-insured bank to launch a blockchain-based digital payments platform, and Signet is the first such platform to be approved for use by the NYS Department of Financial Services. Signature Bank is one of the top 40 largest banks in the U.S., based on deposits (S&P Global Market Intelligence).

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H.I.G. Capital Announces the Sale of ACG Materials

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 dicembre 2018

H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global private equity investment firm with $30 billion of equity capital under management, is pleased to announce the sale of its portfolio company, ACG Materials (“ACG” or the “Company”) for approximately $315 million, to Arcosa, Inc. (NYSE: ACA) (“Arcosa”), a manufacturer of infrastructure-related products and services.
ACG Materials, based in Norman, Oklahoma, mines, processes, and distributes industrial minerals and aggregates including gypsum, anhydrite, limestone, sand, gravel, basalt and downstream food, pharmaceutical, prill and plaster products across a diverse set of end markets including building products, energy, infrastructure, and agriculture.H.I.G. recapitalized the Company in December 2012, and through the completion of nine acquisitions and the development of six greenfield mines, subsequently grew ACG from five mines and two production facilities in Oklahoma into a highly diversified operator of 24 mines and 5 production facilities across 9 states and provinces. During H.I.G.’s ownership, the Company also made significant investments in management, IT infrastructure, sales & marketing, manufacturing capabilities, and capacity.Paul Harrington, ACG’s CEO, said, “H.I.G. has been a great partner, as they have been very supportive helping to transform ACG into a professionally managed, diversified, national platform with exciting growth potential. We are excited to continue this next chapter with Arcosa, whose platform and resources will help us realize the considerable opportunities ahead.”Keval Patel, Managing Director at H.I.G. Capital, commented, “It has been a pleasure working with Paul and the ACG management team. Their strategic vision and consistent execution has resulted in an outstanding investment outcome for management and shareholders, including the Company’s founder Russ Harrison. We are confident that ACG will continue to build on its record of success and impressive growth under the Arcosa umbrella.”

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The “Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market 2017-2021”

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 dicembre 2017

semiconduttoriThe report, Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendors operating in this market. One of the major drivers for this market is the increasing miniaturization of electronic devices and growing application of semiconductor ICs in IoT. There is an increasing drive toward the mobility of electronic devices, worldwide. To be portable and cost-effective, they need to be lightweight and small. This trend toward the adoption of smaller form factors has called for innovative developments in the semiconductor packaging materials. Packaging technologies such as SiP, PoP, Flip-chip, and WLP is driving the development of new material solutions.For instance, a conductive bump is soldered on top of the flipped chip in flip-chip packaging, that acts as an interconnect with the lead frame or substrate. It ensures high system density and improved performance in miniaturized packages. With increasing functionalities required from the small device, the SiP technology is employed as it packs in ICs of different functionalities along with other passive components such as connectors and filters.

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The statistics of fluctuations in amorphous materials

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 4 luglio 2017

università studi milanoMilano There may be a general physical law behind the way many materials change irreversibly their own shape when pressed or pulled. This is what a group of scientists from the Center for Complexity and Biosystem (CC&B) of the University of Milan may have discovered while studying the deformation processes in amorphous solid materials.The structure of most solids is crystalline, which means that their atoms or molecules are organised in a regular and periodic manner. On the other hand, liquids have a completely random structure. There is also an intermediate case, represented by amorphous solids: they lack the crystalline structure of many solids but, differently from liquids, their randomly arranged atoms cannot flow easily. The most famous examples of amorphous solid is glass, but the categories also includes gels, thin films and many polymers, some of which may consist of both crystalline and amorphous regions.When an object is exposed to external forces, something happens within its atomic structure: a series of micro-events that eventually results in the deformation, or even the wreckage, of the object itself. Material scientists know this, and they also know that different materials deform in different ways.“There are two kinds of deformation, plastic and elastic”, explains Stefano Zapperi, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Milan, head of the CC&B and coordinator of the research, just published on Nature Communication. “A deformation is plastic when the shape of a material changes in an irreversible way but without breaking. Conversely, when a material can revert to the initial state, its deformation is called elastic. For this work, we chose to focus on plasticity in disordered solids”.In 2011, Zapperi obtained an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council to conduct research on these topics, with a project called SIZEFFECTS. Within this project, he and his colleagues developed a computer model that mimics the deformation of an amorphous material following the exposure to different kinds of external forces, like tension and bending, with different intensities and directions.“Our aim was to compare the material response at the microscopic scale to its deformation behaviour at bigger scale”, says Zapperi, “and to analyse this relationship from a statistical point of view”.They measured how the atoms moved, how the structure changed and what patterns resulted from the different kinds of stress applied. All their findings were consistent with previous experimental studies and showed movements that occur as microscopic avalanches of atoms. Finally, they studied the distribution of these micro-events with a statistical approach and what they found is of great importance: regardless of the initial differences and the experimental conditions, all the deformation patterns shared a common statistical distribution.“Our findings provide compelling evidence for generic dynamics of the statistics of fluctuations. Clearly, there is some sort of universality behind all these plastic deformation processes in amorphous materials, differently from previous explanations”, concludes Zapperi. “It is not different from what happens in earthquakes, where the sum of small and large events eventually results in the motion of a geological fault. We believe that our results might be of great help for future applications like materials engineering and design, especially for the production of metallic glasses”.
Paper references Universal features of amorphous plasticity, Nature Communications, Zoe Budrikis, David Fernandez Castellanos, Stefan Sandfeld, Michael Zaiser & Stefano Zapperi, DOI: 10.1038/NCOMMS15928

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COST Action: “Designs for Noise Reducing Materials and Structures”

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 gennaio 2017

Roma Martedì 24 Gennaio 2017, ore 8:30 / 25 Gennaio 2017 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Roma Tre, Aula Conferenze Via Vito Volterra 62 COST Action “Designs for Noise Reducing Materials and Structures” (DENORMS – CA15125) organizza il primo Workshop intitolato “Modelling of high performance acoustic structures Porous media, metamaterials and sonic crystals”. The main focus of DENORMS Action, which started in May 2016, is to bring together scientists and industrial partners working on metamaterials, metasurfaces, sonic crystals and conventional porous materials around one common aim: to design multi-functional noise reducing treatments with enhanced mechanical and thermal properties. This first Workshop will be dedicated to theoretical and numerical modelling of acoustic treatments made of porous materials and periodic structures. The Workshop will also have a session on Multiphysics applications including electromagnetics. This session will be aimed at broadening the scope of theoretical and numerical results available in different areas of Physics and Mathematics. On this occasion, the leading experts in these fields will share their knowledge with other researchers, PhD students, young scientists and engineers from all across Europe.

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Draftsmen’s Congress, created by Polish artist Paweł Althamer

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 settembre 2015

torinoTurin 8 October – 8 November 2015 Via Egeo 18, Opening: Thursday 8 October 2015, 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm Closing event: Fluo Night – Saturday 7 November 2015, 6.00 pm – 12.00 pmToolbox Coworking – The Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli presents the Draftsmen’s Congress, created by Polish artist Paweł Althamer. The project, curated by NERO and realized in collaboration with the Istituto Svizzero di Roma, will be held in Turin from the 8th of October to the 8th of November at Toolbox Coworking. The Draftsmen’s Congress is a place open to everyone, where people are invited to draw freely on the walls, using paint, charcoal, collage or employing other techniques and materials. The project promotes a dialogue made of images instead of words: an environment where everybody is encouraged to interact in a free way and answer imaginatively through drawing. They may be polite or politically incorrect, frustrated or outraged; they can intervene on drawings by others in a true encounter and clash of images. Images they love, they hate, opinions they share or claims they stake.
The Draftsmen’s Congress in Turin will take place at Toolbox Coworking, a space devoted to co-working, obtained from two former industrial buildings behind Porta Nuova Train Station, a place where one can exchange job opportunities, competences and services, where self-employment is redesigned in a social way, focusing on relational skills and shared knowledge. Toolbox walls are the space where participants will be able to express themselves freely: 700 sq. m. where artists, illustrators, street artists, architects, designers, musicians, craftsmen, self-employed, unemployed, pensioners, students will be able to draw, openly exchanging views on sharing and creation, on authority and the hierarchies defining competences and any kind of qualification in professions.Throughout the duration of the Draftsmen’s Congress in Turin, the Educational Department of the Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli shall engage schools and associations in activities aimed at youths, where they can measure themselves against art and creativity with an original and inclusive approach. Talks with artists will be organised alongside concerts and workshops to suggest topics and host the social and cultural experiences of the city of Turin.On the 8th of October for the opening of the Draftsmen’s Congress, Italian, Swiss and European artists will meet the public and artist Paweł Althamer to start a creative process which will end on 8th November with a closing event on Saturday the 7th, the Fluo Night.Initiated in 2012 in Berlin in St. Elizabeth’s deconsecrated church, in Rome at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma and at ESC Atelier Autogestito, within the Solidarity Actions of 7° Berlin Biennale, the Draftsmen’s Congress has been organised in different cities around the world and in different venues, cultural associations, disused industrial estates, artist’s studios, museum institutions of ancient (National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev) and contemporary art.

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Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 aprile 2011

Vancouver, BC, Canada May 15 – 18, 2011International Conference and Exhibition Be sure to join us in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011: International Conference and Exhibition (HFC2011) as we work together to foster Partnerships for Global Energy Solutions. Participants in Canada’s premier hydrogen and fuel cells event will have the opportunity to: Experience the latest in hydrogen and fuel cell products, including portable fuel cell devices, back-up power, materials handling, stationary power generation, hydrogen fueling and hydrogen powered vehicles. | Engage end users, purchasers and integrators of hydrogen and fuel cell products, including original equipment manufacturers, utilities, transit authorities, government purchasing agencies, fleet managers and warehouse operators. | Understand the latest scientific breakthroughs, commercial opportunities and policy developments from the world’s prominent hydrogen and fuel cell experts. | Visit pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities in Vancouver’s world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster. | Network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific communities.
• Padiglione Italia in occasione di Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2011 , che si svolge dal 15 al 18 maggio a Vancouver, in Canada. È il salone dedicato alle tecnologie per l’energia dall’idrogeno e alle celle combustibili a idrogeno. Anche in questo caso allestiremo un meeting point a disposizione delle aziende e una raccolta di cataloghi in distribuzione ai visitatori. Nella precedente edizione, la manifestazione ha ospitato oltre 30 paesi e 480 organizzazioni, imprese ed enti accademici presenti con stand e/o interessati alle conferenze tecniche.

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Materials & Symbols

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 7 giugno 2010

Capalbio (GR) 12 giugno 2010 – ore 18.30  Il Frantoio Piazza della Provvidenza 11  (fino all’ 11 luglio 2010 Orari: 18.00 – 23.00  Chiuso il martedì) Crossing  Ceccobelli-Kounellis-Hirano. Artisti: Bruno Ceccobelli, Mutsuo Hirano, Jannis Kounellis A cura di: Davide Sarchioni
Materials & Symbols è il secondo appuntamento d’arte contemporanea de Il Frantoio, dopo la precedente copllettiva “Crossroads Crocevia”, nell’ambito di un  progetto dedicato al tema dei crossings culturali fra artisti affermati ed emergenti, differenti per generazione, nazionalità e tipo di ricerca,  Un “incontro fortuito” fra gli artisti coinvolti e soprattutto fra le opere stesse nella coincidenza di un’occasione espositiva in cui  strade e percorsi diversi si incrociano,  dando luogo ad una moltitudine di nuove relazioni, possibilità e significati. Lo sguardo si apre verso l’essenza originaria dell’uomo e del mondo, dove i materiali di recupero che Bruno Ceccobelli inserisce nelle sue tele, partendo dalla pregnanza materica, risalgono alla purezza dell’idea. Il maestro umbro, fra i maggiori esponenti dello storico gruppo della Scuola di San Lorenzo a Roma, riscopre nella natura finita delle cose un legame primigenio con la terra e i suoi elementi, anche di attinenza sacrale, andando a costituire un personalissimo alfabeto dal forte potere simbolico.
Anche per Mutsuo Hirano è importante l’utilizzo di materiali poveri ed in particolare la terracotta con la quale esegue vere e proprie sculture abbinate a oggetti di recupero: una sorta di assemblage spaziale attraverso cui l’artista dà vita a vere e proprie installazioni. Le sculture in terracotta, concepite attraverso l’idea del frammento, sono combinate con altri materiali, con “objets trouvés”, diventando reperti di una personale archeologia privata memoriale, simbolo di una identità frammentata ( tra il Giappone, la Germania e ora l’Italia) e  gradualmente in via di ricostruzione.
A chiosare le due avventure artistiche e umane interviene Jannis Kounellis, maestro dell’Arte Povera. Con l’impiego di materiali d’uso comune riduce il segno  ad archetipo, servendosi di un linguaggio criptico ed evidente, come solo la poetica dei primari ha in sé. Kounellis dialoga direttamente con le coscienze; l’urto dissacratorio della sua opera  percuote e trasforma , giocando una partita sempre aperta tra idealità e realtà.
I tre destini artistici di Ceccobelli, Kounellis e Hirano, si incontrano in una comune tensione spirituale cui le opere stesse aspirano, seppur in diverse accezioni. (ceccobelli)

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Solar business season

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 aprile 2010

From April 27 to 29 conference series to get the latest on the PV sector, join PHOTON’s Photovoltaic Technology Show Europe 2010 and its associated. This trade fair is the premier exhibition for production equipment and processing materials for wafers, cells and solar modules. For the first time, it is taking place in the city of Stuttgart, the regional home to many of Germany’s largest production equipment manufacturers. In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors at the trade fair, the event will include PHOTON Academy’s premiere conference series. Among the six conferences are the sector’s well-established information platform on polysilicon, events on production equipment technologies, and our new inverter conference, discussing the recent shortage of inverters as well as taking a close look at the latest in grid-connection technology such as microinverters.

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